Ayushmann Khurrana has had a jolly 2019. The Vicky Donor actor bagged the Best Actor Award at the 66th National Film Awards for the 2018 blockbuster film, Andhadhun. His other release for 2018, Badhaai Ho, won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. For 2019, he has two films lined up for release. Dream Girl is scheduled to release on September 13 and also stars Nushrat Bharucha. In November, Ayushmann will be seen essaying the role of a bald man in the film, Bala, which releases on November 22. The film also features Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar in pivotal roles.
The movie Bala is directed by Amar Kaushik and produced by Dinesh Vijan's Maddock Films and Jio Studios. Previously, Amar Kaushik and Dinesh Vijan collaborated for 2018's surprise blockbuster, Stree, which starred Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor. Bala is the story of Ayushmann's character, Gaurav Rawat aka Bala. He begins balding prematurely, and the story narrates the ways he deals with it. It will also address his complicated relationships with two women, played by Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar respectively.
Yami Gautam also stars in Bala. Recently, in an interview, she said that that the late Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films are making a comeback in today's times. As these movies are high on content and humour, which she says is the kind of film Bala is. Hrishikesh Mukherjee was the man behind some of the most classic comedy films of Bollywood, such as Gol Maal, Chupke Chupke, Khoobsurat among others. Yami says she is a huge fan of his movies.
"Because the content space is so vast, one can see different kinds of films working these days. It's a good thing that no film comes with a guarantee of working perfectly. I do see great promise in the stories of regular people from regular lives. There's a certain amount of magic and charm in them if told with wit," Yami said.
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