Blast from the past: Sid Mallya pokes fun at ex-flame Deepika

Siddarth ‘Sid’ Mallya, aspiring actor, former model and socialite, is back under the spotlight again. The handsome son of ‘liquor baron’ Vijay Mallya has debuted his brand new web series on YouTube. The new show has been named ‘Sid Sessions’ and it is the venture from Sid’s production company 7STORM MEDIA. 

In the show, Sid Mallya will be answering the ‘obscure’ questions that he receives from his followers on social media. The 4 minute long first episode was posted on 29th October.  The first episode is good enough to give few laughs to the viewers. For the first episode, Sid mostly chose rather negative questions and answered them sportingly. His self-deprecating humour was easily noticeable.  But perhaps the highlight of the show was Sid’s dig at a leading Times media group. Referring to an article on Economic Times on him, Sid said, “Perhaps I’m not deemed worthy of the Times group anymore since I don’t have a cleavage.”  It was a clear reference to the recent Deepika Padukone cleavage controversy where the popular actress slammed one of India’s leading newspapers for publishing a story about her cleavage on their online portal.

Deepika co-incidentally was once thought to be Sid’s girlfriend as they were often spotted together. Describing his new show to the media, Sid Mallya said, "Our first venture '#SidSessions', is a light hearted show where I respond to the more 'obscure' messages that I receive on social media in a way that hasn't really been done before. Too many people nowadays are preoccupied with their own images so it also serves as a reminder that it is OK to make fun of yourself once in a while!" During the 2012 IPL season, Sid hosted an online show called ‘No Boundaries’ which became quite popular. But since then he went off the radar for some time. Now it has to be seen how much success he achieves after his return.

Recently Sid shifted base to Los Angeles as he wants to become an actor in Hollywood. He seems to have detached himself from the family business run by his father. Back in May, he said in an interview, "My focus and energy are 100 per cent invested in what I'm currently doing." When asked about his equally famous father’s reaction on his career choice, Sid said, "Although it might have taken him a bit by surprise, he was
very supportive of my decision."