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Ayushmann Khurrana : Atul Kasbekar Once Said I Am Like Rahul Dravid Of Bollywood

Written By Athulya Nambiar | Mumbai | Published:


  • Ayushmann Khurrana who has been a part of the film industry for six years, says that he does not want to believe he has become a star
  • The actor recently released two back-to-back hits, namely 'Andhadhun' and 'Badhaai Ho'

Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who debuted in 2012 with the film 'Vicky Donor' has come a long way and has won the hearts of several people with his performance on screen. Even after six years and nearly a dozen films later, Ayushmann Khurrana says his aim is to be consistent with his choices by retaining his innocence towards the craft.

“I approach all my films as my first. If you carry that innocence, it reflects in the camera. I know I have become a star but I don’t want to believe it. I want to be that simple, no fuss guy who approaches a film as if it is my first movie,” Ayushmann told PTI.

The 34-year-old actor believes he has learnt to trust his intuition when it comes to selecting films. The actor has released two back-to-back hit films which are 'Andhadhun' and 'Badhaai Ho'. Both the films that released in October 2018 have garnered positive reactions from the audience as well as the critics. The actor has been often lauded for his choice of films that have been different from the mainstream cinema. 

“My acting career has been quite a ride. After ‘Vicky Donor’, I gave two-three unsuccessful films and that was a great learning curve. But ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ onwards it was cool. I learnt so much from all my films, successful or unsuccessful," he said. The actor feels that everyone is talented and the career graph depends on the choice of scripts and nothing else. 

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The “Meri Pyaari Bindu” actor says he is always on the look out for different subjects. He has been a part of several 'slice of life' films including 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' and 'Shubh Mangal Savdhan'. His first thriller film 'Andhadhun' has turned out to be one of the best reviewed film in 2018. 

“My first aspiration is to be consistent. Atul Kasbekar (producer) once said I’m like Rahul Dravid of Bollywood, I pick up the right deliveries and hit the sweet spot, but otherwise I am chill and never try too hard. That’s a great analogy, I love it. 

The 'Bareily Ki Barfi' star said that the running thread of his career has been assorted scripts. He feels that people find his films exciting because the audience has never seen anything like this before. 

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“Badhaai Ho”, which released on Thursday, features him as the son of an elderly couple who find out they would be turning parents for the third time.“It wasn’t just that one quirky line ‘what to expect when your mother is expecting’ but the whole script won me over. Everyone is a hero in the film from Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta to everyone. It’s such a balanced film which focuses on everyone,” he says.

(With inputs from PTI )



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