Known for his choosy roles, the still dishy and boyish looking actor Siddharth made a rare public appearance in Chennai’s Odyssey book store to launch Harper Collins’ latest book – AFTER THE STORM.
Hailing from a family of avid readers, the 39-year-old actor remarked that he had agreed to launch the book to do his part in encouraging reading. The actor also confessed that “I’ve read non-fiction for most of my life. I can very happily and proudly tell you that Lakshmy (the author of the book) is one of the very few fiction writers I’ve actually read and enjoyed.”
Set amidst a media house and the marriage mongering sambhar mafia, AFTER THE STORM is a coming of age romance that hurtles towards the devastating rains and subsequent floods that hit Chennai and neighbouring districts in the year 2015.
Siddharth who came straight from a shoot also enthralled the audience with an electric reading from the book. He engaged in an interesting discussion with the audience on books, movies and screenwriting.
Speaking on the rigid ways of the older generation fondly referred to as the sambhar mafia in the book, the state and filmfare award winning actor remarked with refreshing candour and wisdom, “Everybody thinks that they are climbing Everest but Everest was climbed a long time ago…and you are just going to do your version of it. That is how I approach things in my life. Even my most creative and dramatic moment has already been done better before by somebody else.”
The actor will soon be seen in director Sasi’s (of Pichaikkaran fame) next.