Ayushmann Khurrana: I think now we don’t have any other option than to choose content based cinema
Ayushmann Khurrana gets candid about his journey in the film industry.
Ayushmann Khurrana is celebrating his birthday today and the actor has been in news for his films - Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan - as they worked well at the box office. Talking about his birthday plans, he told a leading daily, “Um.. The plan is just to go out for a quaint weekend with my family, because there has been so much hullabuloo for the past three months. With the two films releasing and everything, so it’s going to be a quiet affair.”
Ayushmann’s two recent releases have been doing well, how does it feel to have such a birthday present? “Yeah, definitely! So, I think this was long due because it was in 2015 that Dum Laga Ke Haisha came and I waited for two years after that because I was looking for scripts that had that connect that Dum Laga Ke Haisha had. Then, I was working for Bareilly and it was during the shooting in Lucknow that I got the narration for Shubh Mangal, and suddenly the release dates were announced. Both the films released back to back. I had to promote them back to back. It was quite hectic. But eventually, I think the success feels really sweet,” said the actor.
Ayushmann added, “I think now we don’t have any other option than to choose content based cinema, because we are in the day and age where there are lot of options available in the digital space. So, we really need to present something very novel and unique to the cinema-goers.”
Talking about his entire journey, he said, “It has been a great journey. It has been very fruitful. It was a long and very enjoyable journey. I was a part of a reality show for the first time when I was like 17-18 and Roadies happened when I was 19-20. And now I am turning 33. So, it’s a great journey and I am really happy that the journey is still on. I am really excited about my future projects as well. I am glad that I did not straight away start as an film actor because it gives me a really well-rounded perception. I have done theatre, radio, Television, then eventually films. And I have this paddle musical entity as well. So, I guess it’s good fun. Life is fun.”
“Even if I am an insider now, I will always be having that outlook of an outsider because I just love doing that. I watch cinema as an outsider, as an audience, as ‘janta’. Whenever I watch a film, I don’t carry that baggage of an industry guy or an actor who will be too critical about the work. Because that is what happens when you become a part of the industry. Then, you nitpick certain things in every film. I don’t do that. I watch films as an 'Aam Aadmi'," the actor said and signed off.