July 14, 2024


Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi rose to fame for his portrayal of MC Sher in Ranveer Singh starrer Gully Boy. But did you know that Siddhant Chaturvedi was blacklisted from casting groups after he rejected Brahmastra? After accepting a role in the magnum opus, Siddhant backed out of the film as he didn’t have any script or audition. Recalling how people blacklisted him, he reasoned that nobody would notice him with big names such as Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt starring in the movie.

Siddhant Chaturvedi reveals why he rejected Brahmastra

Siddhant told Lallantop, “One month before Gully Boy, this happened. The makers of a very big film that eventually became the biggest film offered me a part. I had got it through a casting director. It was one of the characters, but it didn’t have any script or audition. They said that you do martial arts, it was an action fantasy film, which was released recently and became a big hit and its song is also very popular. Ek ashram hai, usme one of the superhero’s ka kirdar mila tha mujhe. (There’s a monastery, and I got the role of one of the superheroes). So they asked me to do it. I asked about audition, lines. I should also understand what it is about. They said, ‘It’s a VFX-heavy project, and it will take five years to make)’.”

The Gully Boy actor revealed it was Brahmastra and he met Ayan Mukerji. He said the story was at a nascent stage and it didn’t have a script but Ayan assured him it was a three-film contract. Siddhant shared his uncertainty about the role in the film and refused to audition for it. He cited that no one will notice with Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt in the film.

Siddhant recalls being blacklisted

Mujhe blacklist kar diya gaya casting se. Blacklist kar diya ki ye toh pagal hai ladka. Badnaam ho gaya tha main casting circuit mein ki, ‘Ye select ho ke na bol deta hai. Hai kaun bhai tu?’ (I was blacklisted from casting. I was blacklisted because they thought this boy is crazy. I had become infamous in the casting circuit for refusing selected roles)”. The Bunty Aur Babli 2 actor also shared that he was called arrogance and cocky.

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