My Choice Of Movies Will Do Proud To My Son: Ayushmann Khurrana
Already touching the skies with his talent and hardwork, Ayushmann, after giving back to back hits ‘Badhai Ho’ and ‘Andhadhun’ is ready to star in upcoming films ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ and ‘Bala’. When interviewed about his choice of films and what his kids think about his movies, Ayushmann openly answered that parenthood doesn’t come in between his choices of films.
“As an actor, it is really momentary for me when I am telling a story. Of course, I want to leave a legacy that resonates with the society but as an actor, I am ready to do any character that a story requires. When it comes to my son, since he is just a seven years old boy, for him, it is all about fantastical heroes and that is why he likes Varun Dhawan and Tiger Shroff.” quoted Khurrana.
Hoping that his son would be proud of the choices he made when he grows up, Ayushmann further added, “He does not understand my story space. But maybe one day, he will be proud of me, my choice of films. When he grows up, not now. I think if the story is progressive and compelling, I go for it, and that way, I would have made these choices even if I was single”.
With ‘Article 15’ already in queue to show up on the big screen, the actor also revealed what compelled him to take this movie. “After watching ‘Mulk’ I was blown away. I have never seen a film in the mainstream that talks on the communal issue with such a balanced view. He understands the complexity of our country and that is why perhaps all his views are balanced. Having said that, when I went to meet him, he actually offered me a rom-com. I told him that I want to do something hard-hitting like ‘Mulk’. Then he shared two more stories but when I heard a one-liner of ‘Article 15’, I took no time to say ‘yes’ to the film. This is the first time that a mainstream Bollywood film openly takes names of all the castes and unveils a story of discrimination.” the actor said.
Ayushmann have always opted for movies which tend to highlight the social stigma and brought into light the minds of people to curb out such evils out from the society. Be it ‘Vicky Donor’ that talked about sperm donation, ‘Badhai Ho’ that talked about the unexpected pregnancy of a middle aged woman or ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ talking about erectile dysfunction; his every work talks on his behalf.