Model Siddharth Malhotra is making his acting debut with "Student Of The Year" (SOTY) and says as an outsider it was not easy for him to adapt to the filmy environment.
"It was difficult to adapt because when you come from outside, you are not aware of how the industry works," Siddharth told IANS.
Dircted by Karan Johar, the film releases Friday.
"It would somewhere have been easy for Alia and Varun because they can take guidance from their parents, but I did not have any such option. That's the only disadvantage. Otherwise, it is their first film and it's my first film also. All of us have put in equal amount of hard work," he added.
"And since it was Karan Johar, he made sure everyone is treated well on the sets. Karan balanced it out," he added.