It is well known that the son of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, Siddharth Mallya, and Deepika Padukone dated for a while before marrying Ranveer Singh. But did you know Siddharth wanted to romanticize world star Priyanka Chopra Jonas on a show? Scroll down to find out more.
The alleged Siddharth and Deepika affair began when the actress became the brand ambassador for the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore owned by Mallya. Their liplock at an IPL match became the talk of the town and cleared the air about their relationship status. Sid also said he dated the actress from Padmaavat.
According to the DNA report, Siddharth Mallya wanted to romance Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Well, not in real life. He wanted to play the role of Priyanka’s lover in his American TV series Quantico. At this time, Sid was pursuing his acting career at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He even auditioned for the role but couldn’t make it to the final cut.
Siddharth Mallya said, “Priyanka’s character is called Alex and I had read for the role of her lover. Guess I didn’t get the part because they wouldn’t want two Indians facing each other. But I have to tell you that this was the best pilot scenario I had read. I did a talent show with ABC, which is why I got to read a lot of roles for their shows. Quantico was by far their best !. ”
When Quantico came out, Priyanka Chopra Jonas received a backlash for being an Indian on an all-American show. However, Siddharth Mallya believes he would be a victim of the backlash since he does not “look traditionally Indian”. He told the publication, “I won’t get bitten in the US, neither should she. She was probably marketed as a Bollywood superstar, but I’m not one, so I don’t come with that baggage. Sid Mallya, the name could also come from anywhere in the world. I don’t traditionally look Indian.
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