Bhoomi actor Sidhant Gupta talks about his dream journey from television to Bollywood

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Bhoomi actor Sidhant Gupta, Agra, shooting, press conference

A Potpourri of Vestiges was a part of the media delegation that traveled from Delhi to Agra for a special press conference of Sunjay Dutt's comeback film Bhoomi. We caught up with actor Sidhant Gupta who is shooting in Agra for Bhoomi. Having already established himself as a popular face on Indian television thanks to shows like Tashan-E-Ishq and Jhalak Dikhhla Ja, Sidhant is set to make his Bollywood debut, starring opposite Aditi Rao Hydari, in Sanjay Dutt's comeback film Bhoomi, directed by Omung Kumar, the famed director of Mary Kom and Sarbjit.


We are eager to know about your role in Bhoomi. Why don't you unveil the mystery surrounding your part in the movie? 

I cannot actually. I wish you could ask this question to the producers. All I can tell you is that I play a doctor in the film who is romantically associated with Aditi's character.

You have done a lot of interesting work on television but how did the big break in Bhoomi came about?

I did a television show for 10 months but gradually I started finding it a bit monotonous. Then Jhalak came along and now I am doing this film. So, basically, I am going with the flow, one step at a time. When I met Omung Sir for the first time I could see in his eyes that he got in me what he was looking for. As for me, I have got far more than my expectations. I want to thank Bhushan Sir and Omung Sir for showing faith in me.

You come from a sports background. How difficult was it to convince your family about your dream of becoming an actor? 

It took some efforts but my family has always been supportive. In a place like Mumbai if you don't have the support then you can have the tendency to settle for less. I am really blessed to have supportive parents.

How do you see the transition from television to film?

It's great. At times you are required to play the same character for months and it can get really monotonous. Film, on the other hand, offer more exciting challenges. Also, the budgets are bigger, quality is better, and you are aware of the beginning and the ending unlike television where the shows can run forever as long as the TRPs are good.

So have you made a permanent move to films? Or are you still open to doing television?

I can't do anything better but act. So, I don't know where life takes me. Initially, I had no intention of doing television. I had come to Mumbai with the aim of doing films but I got the offer and tried to make most of it.

Tell us about your experience of working with Sanjay Dutt?

I have been a fan of his all my life. I look up to him a lot. He is really humble but his presence can both be intimidating and comforting. He aura just cannot be described in words.  

What other films/projects do you have in hand?

A lot of interesting stuff is in the pipeline but I am not in a position to disclose anything at this point in time. 

How much importance do you give to fitness in life especially since you come from a sports background?

The acting profession demands fitness levels of the highest order. There are no two ways about it. Although, my role in Bhoomi doesn't require me to flaunt my abs but I am certainly geared up for the challenge if an opportunity comes by in the near future. 

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