Sidharth Malhotra jumped onto the film scene after working as an assistant director with ace filmmaker Karan Johar in the 2010 film My Name Is Khan. He made his acting debut with a leading role in Johar's teen drama Student of the Year in 2012 and went on to bagging a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut nomination too. Ek Villain was seen by audiences and critics as his breakthrough performance followed by Brothers and Kapoor and Sons. Sidharth’s recently released Marjaavaan, a story of love birds Raghu (Sidharth) and Zoya (Tara Sutaria), hit theatres on November 14. Off to a great start, it has become Sidharth’s biggest opening of the year.
The film sees Raghu and Zoya enjoying their lives until a vertically challenged gang leader with harmful intentions turns their world upside down. After taking off to a decent start in the morning shows at cinemas, Marjaavaan continued an impressive run during the evening and night shows and ended up collecting INR7.03 crore on its first day of release. The masala entertainer has turned out to the fourth biggest opener of Sidharth Malhotra after Ek Villain, Brothers and Student of the Year.
Many did not expect the film to beat Sidharth’s previous hit including Baar Dekho and Kapoor and Sons. The film also stars Riteish Deshmukh and Rakul Preet alongside Sidharth and Tara. Ek Villain raked in INR16.72 crore, Brothers garnered INR15.20 crore, Student of the Year started off with INR9 crore while Marjaavaan has accumulated INR7.03 crore. It is ahead of Kapoor and Sons and Baar Baar Dekho, which earned INR6.85 crore and INR6.81 crore, respectively. While Sidharth got out of his comfort zone for this character, he revealed that five years down the line, he will love to essay a superhero. "I’d like to spin a superhero franchise and act in it, too. I'm a big fan of the Marvel series. This is one genre that intrigues me, more so because we have so much existing material in our country’s mythology," said Sidharth, adding his is fervent to launch his own production house in the near future.