Sidhartha Mallya is the son of quite famous in terms of his notorious works, Vijay Mallya. And recently Sidhartha has reacted to reports that said he’d been ‘rejected’ for a role in the Quantico an American Series. Which was Priyanka Chopra’s first Hollywood project and which ran for three seasons.
In a recent interview, Sidhartha Mallya said that he takes exception to the Indian media. Because they used terms like ‘rejected’ and ‘failed’ when talking about something as subjective as art.
When asked him about the Quantico stories and where he thinks he stands in his acting journey. He told Film Companion, “I never spoke about Quantico, that was written about by journalists in India. I love the way that… I remember that so clearly. You just used the word ‘rejected’ and I remember all the press around it, because Priyanka, it was her show…”
He continued, “They also used the word ‘failed’. And I just love the way that the Indian press goes to these very negative terms. The fact of the matter is, you have 100 people auditioning for a role. You don’t get the role, someone gets it. That doesn’t mean you ‘failed’ or you got ‘rejected’. It’s not a test, it’s art. It’s subjective. I found that very funny… If that’s the case then I failed in over 100 auditions. Great. But it’s different in the West. In India, we’ve seen this, there’s a much quicker route for people to go from zero to stardom and lead films than there is in the West, in that model.”
He honestly admitted to the fact that he probably is not as good as he or he has not achieved something great or a milestone. As far along in his career as he thought he would have been when he first started focussing on his acting career. But he feels that he has paid his dues by doing auditions and going to drama school. Sidhartha said that ‘there were much quicker ways’ for him to attain success ‘with the access’ that he had.
Earlier in an interview with DNA, he had also spoken about auditioning for a ‘Mexican part’ in the HBO series True Detective. “They loved my audition, but I didn’t look like a gangster from any angle,” he said.
Quantico is an American thriller drama television series that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from September 27, 2015, to August 3, 2018, with 57 episodes broadcast over three seasons. Produced by ABC Studios, the series was created by Joshua Safran, who also served as the showrunner. Mark Gordon, Robert Sertner, Nicholas Pepper and Safran are its executive producers. Michael Seitzman replaced Safran as the new showrunner and an executive producer in its third season, with Safran remaining as an executive producer.