Sidharth Malhotra was last seen in the film Marjaavaan wherein the actor shared screen space with Riteish Deshmukh, Tara Sutaria and Rakul Preet Singh. The actor was then all set to start shooting for the action theiller, Thadam but then the nationwide lockdown was announced. This Vardhan Ketkar directorial has been on hold since.
Now an Entertainment website revealed that the action thriller for now has been indefinitely put on hold.
A source said, “Sidharth was very excited to act in a double role thriller, and however, the lockdown gave him the time to introspect his choices. He felt that the adaptation was not upto the mark and hence, from August end, he sat down on the script himself with his director, Vardhan Ketkar. They churned out multiple drafts for the adaptation however; none of them could fit well as per the Hindi sensibilities. Sid feels the audience consumption pattern for films will change in the pandemic and doesn’t want to sign on for anything that he has even the slightest of the doubt on, as he feels responsible about the content he gets out for his fans and cinegoers. That’s when Sidharth and his producer partners, Murad Khetani and Bhushan Kumar decided to put the film on hold.”
“Sid is committed to do a film for Murad Khetani and Bhushan Kumar, and there will be more clarity by March end about the project they are collaborating on. While Thadam has been put on hold for the time being, you never know, if they manage to pull off a miracle by reworking the script for the Pan-Indian audience. But as things stand at present, Thadam is on the back burner,” the source further said.