Siddhant Chaturvedi made waves with his debut film Gully Boy last year and also bagged the Filmfare Award for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for it. Since then, he’s signed two big projects. One is YRF’s Bunty Aur Babli 2 with Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan and Sharvari Wagh and the other an untitled film with Deepika Padukone and Ananya Panday. A complete fanboy, Siddhant couldn’t hold back his excitement when speaking to our host and Digital Editor Rahul Gangwani about Deepika on the latest episode of 10 Minutes of Happiness with Filmfare
Giving us an update on the project, he said, “We were ready to go. We had workshops and we were set. I was supposed to complete Bunty Aur Babli and fly the very next day to Sri Lanka for a month with the two beautiful women. I have this great time sharing the screen space with Deepika and it’s my first collab with Ananya. So I’m getting the best of both the worlds.”
Further describing Deepika as extremely organised and childlike, Siddhant added, “Deepika is the most beautiful and graceful woman I have ever seen, on and off-screen. I always dreamt of it. Giving her cues and she’s giving me cue and acting together. That’s always been a dream. That thing happening was surreal. But as actors, when we are performing or reading it out, I kind of forget myself. There was a lot to give and take, lot of improvisation. And she gets those pencils and markers and she’s quite organised like a school kid. She’s gets a ruler and underlines in the script. It was fun to see a senior who still has a childlike approach towards something that she’s been doing for quite sometime.”
Find out more about him and his upcoming films in the episode below.