Ayushmann Khurrana is the topmost crowd-puller star of his generation today. With his films such as Badhaai Ho, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Bareilly Ki Barfi it was proved that people love to watch him experiment with his roles while capturing a slice of Indian life onscreen. As Dream Girl gears up for release, here are 4 reasons why Ayushmann’s movies are a crowd puller. Unlike other debutants who look for roles which are just meatier as compared to the content, Ayushmann stood on completely different grounds.
The actor has played a man dealing with erectile dysfunction, someone with little scope of good employment and a young man whose mother gets pregnant in her Fifties. For the actor who began as a sperm donor in Hindi cinema, his roles testify that he is fearless in playing real people with genuine problems. This side of his personality endears him with audiences across India, who can relate to the difficulties that his character faces. Ayushmann has made himself a household name by playing the common man beyond starry trappings. That makes him an immediate crowd puller. In his upcoming film Dream Girl, he plays a man who uses his feminine voice to make a living. Naturally interesting, this character is bound to draw in people.
High on Engagement and Entertainment
His films are entertaining to the core and they focus on a story above all else, where Ayushmann fits in as part of the narrative. In telling stories rooted in India’s heartland without fuss, his films bring to life issues and incidents that we witness around us daily. Featuring good music, he often sings in his own film. Riding on hummable music and convincing stories that make you laugh, Ayushmann’s films make for perfect lighthearted viewing for families.
The characters he plays can relate to the audience instantly. A unique ability that he has, is his unpretentious persona that fits in seamlessly with a character. His understanding of nuances and behaviour of common people living in smaller towns and cities of India is commendable, and he captures them effortlessly with his performances. In a film industry where the larger than life hero overshadows regular people, Ayushmann’s focus on being the common man sets him apart, earning him a loyal following amongst movie buffs and fans.
Fresh plot and talents
Be it Sharath Katariya, Amit Sharma or Ashwini Iyer Tewari, Ayushmann has worked with relatively new filmmakers on their second film. This reflects a secure temperament as an actor and a personality keen to explore new ideas. Filmmakers with less experience but a proven quality first film tend to work on good stories that are drawn from reality and lived experience which is why Ayushmann’s films have a colloquial flavour and context. This confidence in his acting abilities and in these relatively new filmmakers has worked well for Ayushmann, making him a go-to star for homegrown stories. Raaj Shandilya, who directs his upcoming film, Dream Girl makes his debut with it. That Ayushmann would sign up for such an unusual role with a new filmmaker reproves his faith in quality content.
So gear up as Dream Girl is about to hit the theatres near you and witness the actor spell his magic as Pooja.
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