Ayushmann Khurrana: More challenging or complex the character is, I get more excited

Published: Aug 27, 2019, 09:11 IST | PTI | Mumbai

Ayushmann Khurrana said initially in his career people advised him to not pick films like Vicky Donor and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan as the subjects were not suitable for a mainstream actor.

Ayushmann Khurrana at the trailer launch of Dream Girl in Mumbai. Picture/Yogen Shah
Ayushmann Khurrana at the trailer launch of Dream Girl in Mumbai. Picture/Yogen Shah

Ayushmann Khurrana says with his films he wants to focus on a flawed common man and make him shine like a hero. Ayushmann said initially in his career people advised him to not pick films like "Vicky Donor" and "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan" as the subjects were not suitable for a mainstream actor.

"A lot of people were apprehensive about choosing a role of a sperm donor, that's why I state 'Vicky Donor' is kind of a case study. With 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan', a lot of people said how can you do a role of a guy suffering from erectile dysfunction, being a mainstream hero, and I was like we need to normalise that.

"That's what my endeavour is to focus on the common imperfect man who is a hero in life. I have built up my entire career on that. The more challenging or complex the character is, I get more excited. And going with the same trajectory, I'm excited with 'Bala' and also 'Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan'," Ayushmann told PTI.

In his upcoming film, Dream Girl, Ayushmann plays the role of a young man who can imitate a female's voice and also plays the part of Sita in Ramleela. The "Article 15" actor believes stereotypes around a man playing female parts or vice-versa should be changed. "Times have changed for the better. We have become more gender fluid. There are certain generalisations we make with both the sexes, male and female, but I think that should be stopped.

"There is nothing right or wrong, nothing male or female, feminine or masculine, you can do whatever you want to and that's the real world you want to exist in. So being a part of the progressive cinema, it's my aspiration to do roles which are defining the changing times," he added. Ayushmann is associated with globally renowned watch and accessories brand Daniel Wellington. Talking about time, Ayushmann said he has learnt that success is a lousy teacher and failure is your friend, philosopher and guide.

"People in the world can also be fickle with your successes and failure, so you have to have a calm head on your shoulders. Time is a great leveller. You cannot be pompous and say you have attained perfection. Time is ever-changing, you are ever-changing. You have to be with time," he added.

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
Loading...

What are Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar excited about?

NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK