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Siddhant Chaturvedi popularly knows as MC Sher had become the national crush of India with the amazing portrayal of his character beside Ranveer Singh in Gully Boy. It was his sheer hard work and talent that had made him stand out despite having a superstar like Ranveer Singh beside him. Recently, he opened up about how his family had reacted when they had seen the film and how excited his father was. The budding actor also spoke about how his dad is making him watch old and classic movies during the lockdown. Scroll down to know the details! (Recommended Read: Amitabh Bachchan's Grandson, Agastya Nanda To Make His Bollywood Debut, Is Looking Over Offers)
Did you know how Siddhant Chaturvedi, who had stolen our hearts with his swag in Gully Boy, was discovered? He had once revealed to FirstPost, how Zoya Akhtar had discovered him. In his words, "The film had already started. They were casting for the film; I didn't know anything about it." Zoya had met him during the success bash of Amazon Prime show, Inside Edge, after she had spotted him dancing and had asked, "Who are you?" To which Siddhant had said, "I was like 'I'm Siddhant", and Zoya had asked him if he had auditioned for Gully Boy. To which he had said that he hadn't. And then Zoya had said, "No, you have to audition for this film. Audition tomorrow." And the rest is history!
Talking to Filmfare about his experience of working in Gully Boy and how his father had reacted when he had seen the film, Siddhant said, "The film has been one of the best experiences we've had as a family. The first one was us watching the film for the very first time. And I could see my father in tears. I've never seen my dad like that. This was me seeing his softer side. He was so happy and proud at the Filmfare Awards. In fact, when we were watching the telecast of the awards on TV, we saw that he's in every frame. He was sitting in the second row and you see the camera panning on him so often. I was like 'kya footage mila hai'. He's there more than anyone."
The very handsome, Siddhant Chaturvedi dotes on his dad, and his social media post about him on the occasion of Father's Day is proof enough. On Fathers' Day, Siddhant had taken to his IG handle and had posted a twinning picture with his dad in blue shirts and had written a heartfelt wish in the caption. His caption could be read as "Jaane kaisi Ghadi pehnte hain Papa, Ache-Bure Samay ke saath-saath, Zindagi ka Tajurba aur Tareeka bhi batati hai. #TajurbeWaaliGhadi #CoachChaturvedi #HappyFathersDay."
Once in an interview with Times Now, Siddhant had expressed his excitement over sharing the screen space with the superstar, Ranveer Singh. He had said, "The thing is I'm an actor, he's an actor, you should ask him. He is so amazing. I have no words, I just love him. He's been so warm and so kind, he's like my MC Sher off-screen. There was a role reversal. I used to be like 'baba kaisa hai, kaisa kiya maine.' And he gave me a lot of confidence you know and he's just a beautiful person."
He had also gone on to talk about his non-filmy background and the struggles he had faced. He had stated, "Me coming from you know a non-filmy background, and outsiders we don't have that chance to imagine ki hamara launch hoga, humara aisa hoga, hum acting kar sakte hai, and if people like and appreciate, then hum apke sath yaha baith ke interview kar sakte gain." (Also Read: Shweta Tiwari Shares A Cryptic Post After Husband, Abhinav Blames Her, Daughter, Palak Supports Her)
Did you know that Siddhant Chaturvedi is originally from Nagwa, Ballia in Uttar Pradesh? Although Siddhant likes to keep his personal life under wraps, last year in an interview with BollywoodLife, Siddhant had declared that he is taken. On being asked about his relationship status, the actor had gushed and had said, "Yes, I am seeing somebody." He had further stated, "She is from the industry, but not an actress." (You May Also Like: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cheers For Hubby, Abhishek Bachchan's Web Debut, 'Breathe: Into The Shadows')
Did you like the portrayal of MC Sher by Siddhant Chaturvedi?