‘Aladdin’ actor Siddharth Nigam reveals, Salman Khan helped him to get a hike in his per day salary

Young sensation, Siddharth Nigam is loved for his role of Aladdin in the TV show Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga. In an exclusive interview with ETimes TV, he talked about the time he spent with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and the guidance that he got from him. While Siddharth was working for Ashoka in Karjat, Salman Khan was present for his films there. He revealed that Salman helped him get a raise in his per day salary.

In his chat with ETimes, Siddharth Nigam said he shared a good bonding with Salman Khan when he was working for Ashoka in Karjat, and Salman was for Sultan and another film. He said, "I would work out in his gym and also had dinner with him. We would workout together. Salman sir had asked me about my per day salary once when I was working on Ashoka, and he was really shocked after hearing it.”

He also added, “Since my per day was very low at that time, he called up someone and told that person how low I was being paid. And after he spoke about it and there was a boom in my per day after a year of being on Ashoka.”

When it comes to fitness, there are very rarely better than Salman Khan at putting on some solid pieces of advice. The same happened with Siddharth. He informs, “Salman sir has given me very good advice that you are a gymnast, your body is flexible. He said you look like John Travolta, so I searched for him. I thanked him. He said involve your gymnastics in your acting.”

Siddharth also disclosed that he would do many modifications by himself in the character of Aladdin, he learned Parkour after watching YouTube videos on his own. He says he was a very bad dancer but improved a lot while doing Jhalak, he would rehearse for 18 hours at a stretch to get the perfect moves and added gymnastics into it too, and that’s why people know him as an action actor.

by Riya Sharma | Fri, Jan 29 - 11:53 AM

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