Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was impressed with the dedication and effort that Sidharth Malhotra put in for their upcoming film Brothers. Speaking at the trailer launch, Akshay said that he was shocked when he saw Sidharth’s performance in the action sequences. “Sidharth has done a brilliant job. He has shocked me. He doesn’t have any background in martial arts but he really worked very hard. He has worked more hard. I have got several injuries… Hope he doesn’t fall while doing action.”
Directed by Karan Malhotra, Brothers shows how two siblings –- Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra — turn against each other. “I have seen the original film. But this film is better,” Akshay said.
When asked what is his biggest fight in life, Akshay Kumar said, “I don’t take life has a fight. I believe in love and peace. There is no point in fighting with anyone. I don’t want stress in life. Recently, I visited a hospital and found that people in the age group of 30-40 suffered heart attack and that was primarily due to stress.”
At the trailer launch, Sidharth Malhotra admitted he was nervous to work with action hero Akshay Kumar. “He (Akshay) has been doing kicking and punching for a very long time. Since it was my first film like this, I was very nervous to work with him,” Sidharth said.&
The Ek Villain star further said he was obsessed to get the technique and look right. “There was anxiety, nervousness but I have learnt a lot from them (Akshay and Jackie Shroff)… The way they deal with their work,” he said.
When asked what he wished to learn from Akshay, Sidharth said, “He (Akshay) cracked jokes in Punjabi. His Punjabi is awesome. I wish to learn that from him.”
Brothers is an official Hindi remake of 2011 Hollywood film Warrior, which starred Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
Akshay shed 17 kilos while Sidharth had to gain 10 kgs to portray the role of boxers in the movie.
Talking about his look in the film, Sidharth said, “Karan showed me a photo of a six-feet wrestler who was bald and I had to be like him, though not bald. But I had to be like him look wise. I gained 10 kgs and that was very difficult. We had a team from America who helped us. I worked for four months on getting the right physique.”
The actor said he had to lose the extra weight for his next film Kapoor and Sons. “I struggled a lot to gain weight and now I have to work on losing it. It is not recommended to keep doing this. But there is a way for it and my trainer helps me,” the 30-year-old actor said.