With back-to-back hits and a National Award to his credit Ayushmann Khurrana has emerged as the go-to star for quirky stories, a space that the actor says he always wanted to capture.
“I was always aware about what I wanted to do. I had rejected a lot of films before Vicky Donor, it was a big thing for somebody who was not from the industry.
Somebody else would have just grabbed any opportunity, but I was not like that,” says Ayushmann. Having achieved the kind of success that would be any aspiring actor’s dream, Ayushmann is aware that one tends to get caught in the “bubble” that Bollywood is. “You can’t live in a bubble and just be with the industry people.
One needs to meet people from the real world. They are the ones to give you the fodder as an artiste to just put those experiences across on celluloid. I make it a point to meet people from different walks of life.” Ayushmann has been on a success spree since 2015’s Dum Laga Ke Haisha and had a great 2018 with his films Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho winning big at the National Film Awards besides minting over 100 crore at the box office.
“The kinds of films I do, they were termed parallel cinema earlier and now they are earning 100 plus crore films. I believe if you are talented, you will find your space. It has become easier for talented people to get their breakthrough. But, it is important to have a game plan or a certain vision. You have to be aware about your USP and things which make you different from others,” he added.
In Raaj Shandilya-directed Dream Girl, Ayushmann essays the role of a young man who has a talent for imitating female voice. Backed by Ekta Kapoor, Dream Girl also features Annu Kapoor, Nushrat Bharucha and Manjot Singh among others.
The film releases this Friday.