Siddharth attributes many factors for his attraction towards small screen. He says, "To be frank, my first and foremost reason to join small screen was financial. Since my dad passed away, it's my mom who's been taking care of me. I didn't want to burden her more by demanding to join Film Institutes. You know how expensive that kind of an education is. So I decided to do on job learning and joined small screen."
So why not do on job learning through big-screen itself, as that's where Siddharth aims to end-up anyways? He replies with a smile, "If you make a mistake in a movie, ten years down the line, the mistake will still be there. People would pinpoint it when they either watch the film in a DVD or a channel. But if I do a mistake in a daily soap, it will be talked about but soon be forgotten. Bollywood is an unforgiving teacher whereas television is a forgiving one."
We hope Siddharth makes ample mistakes so he learns all that the 'television teacher' can teach him!
Reporter and Author: Susan Jose