Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi is on cloud nine as his dream of doing a project under Yash Raj Films has finally come true. The actor will be seen as the new Bunty in Bunty Aur Babli 2. Revealing how he bagged the lead role he said how filmmaker Aditya Chopra called him up and said ‘you’re a hero’ after watching Gully Boy. Siddhant on hearing the praise asked him to make him a ‘hero’ following which he was offered the script of Bunty Aur Babli 2.
Chaturvedi made his debut in Bollywood with Gully Boy in 2019. He portrayed the character of MC Sher, a rapper. The film earned him critical acclaim and recognition. Helmed by Zoya Akhtar the film featured Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles.
In a recent interview Siddhant shared, “Adi sir (Aditya Chopra) had seen Gully Boy and I remember he called me and said, ‘tu toh hero hai (you’re a hero),’ and I told him, ‘toh bana do hero (then make me a hero).’ And that’s how I was offered the film and I heard the script and signed it.”
He added, “But somewhere I was a bit hesitant that they hadn’t seen my comic timing. I have grown up watching Govinda sir, Salman (Khan) sir, Shah Rukh (Khan) sir, so I am a hardcore Bollywood fan. So I wrote a diary for this character, where I wrote about the character. I also recorded the voice with some background music. So I auditioned after signing the film as I really wanted to impress Adi sir. When I saw my preparation, he found it really amazing.”
Talking about his character in Bunty aur Babli 2 he quoted “I’m getting to be so many people in Bunty Aur Babli 2 because of the number of disguises we have managed to pull off in the film. For an actor like me, that was an exciting proposition because I could show people what all I can do in my first film as the quintessential masala Hindi film hero”
The film also features Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji and Bollywood debutant Sharvari Wagh. The film is set to release worldwide on November 19.