This would be the first time Sidharth Malhotra is playing role with Akshay Kumar and a very intense role which required a ton of training and dieting he told Urban Asian. Being on the sets with seniors, Sidharth said he learned a lot on set and off set. Brothers which is a intense film about street-fighters also has many struggles along the way. Check out what Sidharth Malhotra had to say about his upcoming film ‘Brothers’
Question: What were your feelings about working with Akshay Kumar?
Answer: I was extremely nervous to work alongside him as Akshay has been doing action films for a long time. Since, this is my first time doing a film like this, I was really nervous and anxious but I learned so much from Akshay and Jackie. It was really important to me to get the right technique and make it look perfect.
Question: How did you train for the role?
Answer: I had to bulk up for this role so I went through extreme training and dieting. I had to bather in ice cold water and gain around 8 kg for the film, to match Akshay’s physique. I went on a high protein diet to bulk up.
Question: If there was something you could learn from Akshay, what would it be?
Answer: Akshay speaks amazing Punjabi so he would crack these jokes in Punjabi. He speaks Punjabi so well, I would love to learn that from him. I also learned how he deals with his work, which was a very important lesson.
Question: Who was in charge of your look during filming?
Answer: It was basically the director, Karan Malhotra that decided my look. Hakim Aalim was in charge of my hair.
Question: What did you real life brother think of the movie?
Answer: I wanted to share the first look of the film with my real life brother. A lot of people don’t recognise him, so he went unnoticed at the gathering, but his feedback is extremely important to me.
Question: What was it like, working with Akshay Kumar?
Answer: Akshay was really nice from our first meeting itself. We share a very sibling type relationship because he always looks out for me and asks how my family is doing.
Question: Were you nervous about sharing on screen space with Akshay?
Answer: This would be my first experience sharing screen space with a star of this magnitude and I have learned a lot from this experience. It taught me how to maintain my stardom and how to deal with it.
Gary Fernandes (Jackie Shroff), a former alcoholic and street-fighter, returns home after serving a prison sentence of 10 long years to find that the wounds of the past still haunt his family. His two sons, David (Akshay Kumar) and Monty (Siddharth Malhotra), who had parted ways as kids, are grown men now, but are still bitterly estranged. Gary himself carries the burden of his guilt. His elder son, David is an ex-fighter turned school teacher. He and his wife Jenny work hard to make ends meet and to provide the best they can for their ailing daughter Poopoo.
Troubled financial circumstances drive a desperate David to return to the world of street fighting. While, Monty struggles with his lonely complex existence. An alcoholic, he is active in the world of street fighting, but lacks focus and determination. He strongly yearns for the acceptance, love and respect of his family. As the story unfolds, we see the journey of these three men, as they seek to find redemption and healing.
Meanwhile, the arrival of ‘Right to Fight’ is announced in India — the biggest international event in mixed martial arts history. Both brothers, at the crossroads of their lives, end up enlisting to fight in this ‘Winner-takes-all’ event. And it is here after an age of estrangement, unknown to the two siblings, they finally stand to face off with each other and against their personal demons, in the ultimate final battle.
It is said, that when a deep injury is done to us, we can never recover until we forgive. With twists and turns, pouring emotions and edge-of-the-seat action, will this final battle between the two brothers repair old wounds?
Brothers releases internationally on 14th August 2015 through Fox Star Studios India.