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Siddharth Malhotra said he was a great fan of Amitabh Bachchan’s 1991 blockbuster Hum and would often recreate some of the megastar’s emblematic dialogues from that film.

Actor Siddharth Malhotra says Marjaavaan is a estate to the over-the-top hero-centric movies of the past that were best represented by Amitabh Bachchan in Hum.

The film, he said, will see him play a ultimate hero, who goes to huge extent to fight for his love.

“This is very odd in today’s day and age. Very few people are doing it and we are standing out because of that. It is a first for me. Milap Zaveri (director) has made a film in this space earlier but this one is a indentation higher,” Siddharth told PTI.

The film, the actor said, seeks to reestablish themes of heroism and macho man, the type of cinema he grew up watching.

“We are trying to bring back that era of heroism and machoism with an intense love story. It feels great to be this powerful and strong where I can beat up 10 to 20 people, break helmets, etc. It is stemming from my childhood influence and memories of movies like this, starting from Mr Amitabh Bachchan.”

Siddharth said he was a huge fan of Bachchan’s 1991 blockbuster Hum and would often recreate some of the megastar’s iconic dialogues from the film.

“We had cassettes of films of Bachchan sir, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Yash Chopra, and others. We had a cassette of Hum and in the end, Bachchan hold up a rope and says, Bakhtawar … and I thought it is a very bad word and that he is abusing.

“I used to do the same scene in front of my friends and they would love it. That is the magic of movies that it charges up people. It’s the child in me that got me very annoyed for Marjaavaan.”

The action drama also features Riteish Deshmukh, Tara Sutaria and Rakul Preet Singh.

The film, created by T-Series and Nikkhil Advani’s Emmay Entertainment, releases on November 15.

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