Nitya Mehra's 'Baar Baar Dekho' starring Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif, one of the most awaited films of 2016, failed to make its mark at the box office. Made on a budget of 45-50 crores, the film just managed to break even.
In an interview to Quint Sid opened up about what went wrong with the film. He said, "One must take advice on how a film is shaping up from those who have more experience. When I heard the script for Baar Baar Dekho it was one of the most exciting ideas I had come across. What a lovely thought! The heart was in the right place. The experience has made me more conscious of my future. Had Baar Baar Dekho worked better maybe I wouldn’t be so careful with the modalities of making a film. But I am still going to choose only those scripts that I believe in. I stand by my choices. If I like a script and a role it doesn’t matter how many other actors are there or how many scenes I have. All the films that I’ve done so far tell stories that I want to tell.”
When asked if he could go back to the past, would he still do the film? Sidharth added, “I’d still do the film. But maybe differently. I still think it has great potential. Now it’s already done. So no point in thinking of what can or cannot be fixed.”
Ask him if he still stands by the film Sid said, "Maybe we failed. But at least we tried something new. Now I know if I meet a first-time director I’ll be wary. Or if I write a script I’ll be thinking anxiously about whether it works for me as a member of the audience.”