Vishnuvardhan, the director of Shershaah, has spoken out about Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra’s rumored romance and whether it influenced their performances in the film.
Kiara Advani claimed she could identify with her Shershaah character’s ‘commitment to love’ when asked about her relationship with alleged lover Sidharth Malhotra.
In an interview, Kiara Advani, who plays Captain Vikram Batra’s adored Dimple Cheema in the forthcoming war drama, stated, “My motivation for marriage will always be love.”
“As a co-star, he’s incredibly dedicated and focused,” she told a leading daily when asked about her relationship with Sidharth Malhotra “as a co-star and as a friend.” He enjoys doing a lot of prep work and reading. That’s a lot like how I prefer to work on a movie. In that sense, Vishnu sir and Sandeep sir, the writer, and I got along swimmingly.
She went on to remark, “He’s one of my closest pals in the industry as a friend. Throughout the film… As a buddy, he’s vibrant and entertaining.”
Since they started working on Shershaah a few years back, Kiara and Sidharth had been rumored to be dating.
Vishnuvardhan, the director of Shershaah, told BollywoodLife that if Kiara and Sidharth are ‘romancing’ off-screen, it doesn’t bother him. “To be honest, that didn’t even cross my mind while I was filming. It’s not about Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra for me; it’s about Captain Vikram Batra and Dimple, who played the roles. It didn’t matter to me because just because they’re in a real-life situation or whatever is going on in their personal lives isn’t going to help me with the film. What truly worked for me was the way Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani appeared in the teaser; their coupling is genuinely new.