ince his debut film Vicky Donor (2012), which released five years ago, Ayushmann Khurrana has surely carved a niche for himself. He admits to being in a “great space” as far as his work is concerned. As his next, Bareilly Ki Barfi (BKB) readies for release, the actor tells us that he signed BKB even before Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s first film, Nil Battey Sannata (NBS) released. He also reveals that he suggested his co-star Rajkummar Rao’s name to makers. Excerpts from an interview:
Read moreAs an actor, yes, but, of course, I won’t deny that I want my films to work, and that people should love my films. I don’t know how much business BKB will do but we have made a good film for sure.It doesn’t matter what bracket you are putting a person in but overall the film should work and the character should be appreciated. If you are doing a good job, I think it [putting an actor into a bracket] doesn’t matter because I have a long way to go, and I am going to do different characters. Also, a lot depends on the kinds of films and roles you get, and I am glad that I am doing a Sriram Raghavan film next, which will be completely different for me. So, if this is a bully character (in BKB), my character in Sriram’s film will also not be a simple one. Sriram is known for edginess and craziness in his scripts, so I think it will be a good ride for me this year.Yes. In fact, I was the first one to come on board [for the film], even before NBS had released. I had heard a narration at Juno’s (Chopra; producer) place, and I had loved the narration. Nitesh (Tiwari; writer-director) sir gave the narration, which was brilliant and then Mukesh (Chhabra; casting director) told me that she is the same director, who has directed NBS.