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Ayushmann Khurrana: Bringing Convention To The Unconventional

Written By Athulya Nambiar | Mumbai | Published:


  • Ayushmann Khurrana turns 34 on September 14
  • On the actor's birthday, we look back at the unconventional roles and films he has been a part of

Getting a mere opportunity in the film industry is in itself a huge feat, especially if one is an outsider. Ayushmann Khurrana was once an outsider, who made his way up through sheer determination, hard work and of course, luck. Artists prefer to be selective about their debut film, as it inevitably becomes a judgement parameter of their abilities. Whereas Ayushmann Khurrana went for an unconventional film for his debut. His debut film, 'Vicky Donor' revolved around a topic, people in India would otherwise not be comfortable talking in public. He plays the role of a sperm donor in the film. The romantic comedy is directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by John Abraham.

In the film, they show how the society looks up to sperm donation. So scared are we as a society to talk about such things that Ayushmann Khurrana’s character even hides it from his open-minded wife about his occupation. This film was well received by the audience because of the way it was carried and gave a boost to Khurrana’s career.

His next two films 'Nautanki Saala' and ‘Bewakoofiyan’ bombed at the box office, but his credibility as an actor remained unhampered. He then featured in the biographical film ‘Hawaizaada’. The film though did not get a good run on the silver screen, but the idea of the film was lauded. It was a biographical film on the life of  Shivkar Bapuji Talpade,  who is credited with having constructed India's first unmanned plane.


His movie ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ was an unconventional love story of him and his wife, whom he had to get married to owing to family pressure. It traces the beautiful and simple journey of the lead pair discovering their love for each other that they learnt was beyond their appearances.

In 2017, the actor had two hits- ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan’. ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ was a sweet romantic story and it also featured Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon. The film was a blissful package of good direction, writing and performance with music that let the audience sink into the mood of the film.

'Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan’ again dealt with a topic that people avoid speaking about in public. Ayushmann Khurrana who falls for Bhumi Pednekar’s character gets disappointed when he realises that he is suffering from erectile dysfunction. The couple tries to get a solution to his problem, but nothing works. Saddened by this, Ayushmann Khurrana’s character calls off the wedding. Throughout the film, Ayushmann Khurrana's character thinks that his manhood lies underneath his pants, but towards the end of the film he realises it is to stand up for the woman he loves. 

Currently, Ayushmann Khurrana is gearing up for the release of 'Andhadhun' and 'Badhaai Ho'. 'Andhadhun' is a suspense thriller and has Khurrana playing the role of a blind person who ends up becoming the witness of a murder. The trailer of the film has been well appreciated and is slated to release on October 5. Whereas 'Badhaai Ho' has a unique and interesting plot and has already grabbed the attention of the audience with its trailer. 




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