Student Of The Year actor Sidharth Malhotra takes home the Best Male Debut trophy at the BollywoodLife Awards 2012
There were not many good candidates this year to fight for the best male debut award in a Bollywood film. We had nominated Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan, both for Student Of The Year; Arjun Kapoor for Ishaqzaade, Ayushmann Khurrana for Vicky Donor, Prithviraj Sukumaran for Aiyyaa and Pulkit Samrat for Bittoo Boss.
From the initial fan mail and votes, we thought the tussle would be between Sidharth and Ayushmann. But instead, Bollywood readers chose to pit Sidharth and Varun against each other. And since the two young actors made their debut in the same film, the comparison was inevitable.
The fight was tough, with Sid winning by a margin of only one percent! He garnered 38 percent votes, against Varun’s 37. Arjun Kapoor was way below with only 10 percent votes, even behind Ayushmann’s 12 percent. Prithviraj and Pulkit’s votes were negligible. So, congratulations to Sidharth! And tough luck to the other actors, especially Varun.