Sid Mallya, the son of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, has reacted to reports that said he’d been ‘rejected’ for a role in the American series ‘Quantico’, which was Priyanka Chopra’s first Hollywood project and ran for three seasons.
Mallya said that he takes exception to the media using terms like ‘rejected’ and ‘failed’ when talking about something as subjective as art.
“I never spoke about ‘Quantico’, that was written about by journalists in India. I love the way that… I remember that so clearly. You just used the word ‘rejected’ and I remember all the press around it, because Priyanka, it was her show…” Mallya told Film Companion.
He continued, “They also used the word ‘failed’. And I just love the way that the Indian press goes to these very negative terms. The fact of the matter is, you have 100 people auditioning for a role. You don’t get the role, someone gets it. That doesn’t mean you ‘failed’ or you got ‘rejected’. It’s not a test, it’s art. It’s subjective. I found that very funny… ”
He admitted that he probably isn’t as far along in his career as he thought he would’ve been when he started focusing on his acting career, but he feels that he has paid his dues by doing auditions and going to drama school.
Mallya said that ‘there were much quicker ways’ for him to attain success ‘with the access’ that he had.