Entertainment: Sidharth Malhotra is keen to produce films
Direction is really far-fetched but I would definitely want to produce and back content which I believe in, says Sidharth
Actor Sidharth Malhotra might have started his career as an assistant director but he says there is still time for him to helm a movie and the more “immediate step” is to produce films.
The actor was an assistant on Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan before he switched to acting and made his debut with the filmmaker’s directorial Student of the Year.
“Direction is really far-fetched but I would definitely want to produce and back content which I believe in. That’s more immediate step, to put all money in a film and hope that it brings you back rewards. Directing will be something, somewhere later in life,” said Sidharth.
“Thinking like a director depends on what film I am doing. If there is a senior reputed director, then I wouldn't get in his way. Not that I want to bully a first time director but I definitely observe, as someone who has also been behind the camera,” he said.
The actor will be seen next in A Gentleman, also starring Jacqueline Fernandez. The film is scheduled to release on August 25.
Doing stunts is what I am best at says Jackie Chan
Action star Jackie Chan believes in doing his own stunts as his audiences expect him to do that.
The 63-year-old martial arts expert says using a stunt double would leave his fans feeling disappointed, reported Metro.
“I do my own stunts most of the time, that’s what audiences expect from me. I used doubles in a few shots but I do over 90 per cent of my stunts. But I think action for me is still easy. Doing stunts is what I am best at,” Chan said.
However, the Rush Hour actor also relies on special effects and camera angles to help him.
“Of course, I used some special effects and camera angles to help, but I think action for me is still easy,”he added. Chan said he trains with his stunt doubles, who he calls as his “brothers”.
“We rehearse the stunts together. The JC Stunts Team was established in 1975. We spend most of our time together and they are like my brothers - we fight alongside each other.”
Dilip Kumar’s health is improving, still in ICU
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who is being treated for dehydration and kidney-related ailments, is recovering but is still kept in the ICU for observation, a senior official at the Lilavati hospital said on Monday.
The 94-year-old actor was admitted to the Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on August 2 due to dehydration and urinary tract infection.
“He is improving. He is doing fine. His creatinine levels have reduced. He is not on ventilator but is in the ICU. Due to the age factor, we have to keep him under observation,”said Lilavati Hospital’s vice president Ajaykumar Pandey.
“He will be in the hospital for a few more days,” Pandey added.
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