Won’t go nude just for the heck of it: Sidharth Malhotra

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Sidharth Malhotra has his will-do’s and won’ts in place. He would do a niche film, as explains, “The smaller films are doing well mainly because they are made on tight budgets. They usually turn out to be sleeper hits. That’s far more satisfying than falling into the trap of having a big film, releasing at a period and following a certain graph.”

Web-series, though, are a no-no. “I am selfishly ambitious to be on 70 mm - to do bigger and better films and build that equity. I came to Mumbai to become a Hindi film actor and not digress from that. It’s not creatively that attractive right now.”

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He would even go bald if it was part of the requirement for a role. “I would do it for a character if needed. I gained weight for Brothers,” he reminds. “I buzzed my hair and had a beard and didn’t come out in the media for the first three months to keep my look away from the eyes of the paparazzi.”

And as to that deal-breaking question – would he drop his clothes for the camera, the answer is yes…but conditions apply! “Of course, I would do it but only if there’s a reason or logic behind it. I will not drop my underwear unless it’s aesthetic and it’s great to do a character like that (laughs). I won’t go nude just for the heck of it. It’s pointless.”
Should Sid decide to take the plunge, he will be in great company…

Aamir Khan had dropped his clothes for his alien act in PK, covering his modesty with a retro music player.

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John appeared naked in a tragic scene in New York, where he is taken into custody by the FBI and locked inside a box.

Neil Nitin Mukesh did it for Madhur Bhandarkar's Jail, which told the story of a man awaiting trial.

Rajkummar Rao appeared stark naked in a jail sequence in the National Award-winning Shahid.

And finally, the one light and happy scene in which Ranbir Kapoor dropped the towel in the song from his debut film, Saawariya.

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