Ayushmann Khurrana has proved content is king with his movie choices, taking an unconventional path right from his debut in Bollywood, he was termed as the poster boy of the cinematic world. The actor who celebrates the third anniversary of yet another masterpiece, Badhaai Ho, is happy how the film left a positive impact on society. Starring Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, late actress Surekha Sikri and Sanya Malhotra, the movie revolves around late pregnancy. It showcases society’s opinions on an elderly couple played by Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao expecting their third child.
The Badhaai Ho actor on its third anniversary says, “Most of my films are meant for families to come in and engage, take back an important message and most importantly, be thoroughly entertained. I have been blessed to find scripts that are new, unique and have a family audience skew as well.” When the actor adds the movie ticked all the boxes an actor looks for in a film, further being thankful that it triggered important conversation in India.
He added, “Badhaai Ho, for me, ticked all these boxes and I’m thankful that the film triggered an important conversation in India about how society should react to late pregnancy. Society conditions us to react in a certain way when such things happen.”
Ayushmann was listed by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world for his film choices. He continued, “We wanted to show people why it’s not as big a deal that we make it out to be. We wanted people to see this issue from a more inclusive lens and tell them that it should not be seen as a taboo. That, to me, was the success of Badhaai Ho. My next line up starting with Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, also falls under this bracket and is a wholesome family entertainer.” ALSO READ: Lights, Camera, Action Hero! T-Series And Colour Yellow Announce Their Next Film With Ayushmann Khurrana Titled Action Hero
Being emotional he says, “I’m also fortunate that I got to work with a towering performer like the late Surekha Sikriji in this film. She was a gentle soul with incredible depth as a human being and learnt a few life lessons by being on the set with her. I miss her and I’m sure the industry misses her terribly too.”
On the work front, Ayushmann has Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui and Doctor G in the pipeline. ALSO READ: Ayushmann Khurrana On His Connection With His Fans, ‘Fan Letters Make Me Strive Harder As An Artiste’
Image Source: Instagram/ayushmannk/imdb