Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 9, 2012)
Shakti Kapoor’s son, Siddhanth Kapoor is on an all time high. Even before his first film, Shoot Out At Wadala went on floors, he has been roped in for Anurag Kashyap’s next directorial venture, Ugly.
According to reports, the actor has been longing to work with the critically acclaimed director and has finally managed to get a role. A source close to the project reveals to Mumbai Mirror, “Siddhanth is very fond of Anurag’s work and has been chasing him for a while. The director too was very keen but was waiting for the right project to come along.”
When contacted, Siddhanth, he said, “Finally ho gaya. Main unke peeche padhta tha ke mujhe aapki film karni hai and all he would say that it will happen. I don’t care if my role is 20 minutes long, but it needs to have an impact.”
Interestingly, Siddhanth who has completed a course in film making from New York Film Academy in 2005 has assisted Priyadarshan for four years. He said, “I have assisted him in Bhool Bhulaiya, Bhagham Bhag, Dhol, and Chup Chup Ke. I learnt a lot while working with him.”