'I'm optimistic about finding love'

Actor Siddharth has turned producer with a bilingual project titled Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Eppadi in Tamil and ‘Love Failure’ in Telugu. The film delves into an out-of-the box romance and shows the case of a ‘soup boy’.

Siddharth flew into the City for a few hours to promote his films, that released last week. “My promotions are always intense. It’s a different ball game when you produce a film. I want people to feel good about having shelled out money to watch a film. There must be value for money,” reasons Siddharth, who is super-excited about his latest production.

Dubbing his latest venture as an ‘experimental project’, Siddharth says that he is grateful for the positive reviews he has been getting for the film. “It’s an experimental film and is not a typical boy-meets-girl kind of love story. The story has a boy who talks about what went wrong in his love. I relate a lot to the character because I have messed up love in my own life but I am still about optimistic about finding love,” Siddharth tells Metrolife.

Siddharth, who always weighs a project by the strength of its script, says, “I am very instinctive when I sign a project. I first ask myself if I would go to the theatres to watch the film and if the answer is a yes in my head, then I go ahead and plunge in.”

Siddharth is a multi-faceted artiste. After acting, singing and script writing, he feels direction can’t be too far. “A lot of people know that direction is something that I’ve always wanted to do but whenever I decide to direct, I will take eight or nine months off and concentre on that,” he observes.

Siddharth has come a long way since his first big Telugu project, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Prabhu Deva’s directorial debut. He has six releases this year and can’t ask for more. “Looks like this year has begun on a brilliant note for me,” he beams. He informs that he’s working with director Nandini Reddy for an untitled film and Deepa Mehta for ‘Midnight’s Children’. “This is the first time I am working with female directors and I think they really bring out your emotional side pretty well. They always have a different take on things,” he adds.

And he will be playing a substantial role in David Dhawan’s Chashme Buddoor, which is a full-length comedy.

Has Siddharth ever contemplated doing a Kannada film? “Yes, I have very dear friends in the Kannada film industry who always tell me that the audience here really like me and that I must do a Kannada film. I have a penchant for languages and would definitely love doing a Kannada film but I am particular that I learn the language first before plunging in,” he signs off.

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