Secret Behind the Success of Ayushmann Khurrana.
Ayushmann Khurrana is at the peak of his career. He is enjoying a dream run at the movies. The actor is known for his unique choices. He made his debut with Shoojit Sircar’s Vicky Donor. After a few missteps like Bewakoofiyaan and Hawaizaada, he found his footing again with Dum Laga Ke Haisha and since then, he hasn’t looked back.
Ayushmann Khurrana won “National Award” for Best Acting for his film Andhadhun. In the process of doing something unique, Khurrana has built a brand that goes beyond popular catchphrases and hooks steps.
Ayushmann Khurrana will soon be seen in Dream Girl and Bala. In his 7-year long career where he has done 11 films.
Khurrana is an impressive actor but now we are beyond the phase where superstars could carry a film on their shoulders single-handedly. The secret behind the success of most of his films is a great ensemble cast. Be it Badhaai Ho or Bareilly Ki Barfi, Khurrana’s brilliant work caught our attention because he was ably supported by strong actors.
This is something that has become synonymous with Ayushmann Khurrana over the past seven years. Be it a character who donates sperms, or someone who is pretending to be a blind musician, Khurrana finds unique subjects that make for an engaging story and by far, this has mostly worked in his favour. His recent films Andhadhun and Article 15 were proof that Khurrana does not necessarily need a slice-of-life story to click with his audience.
In most of the movies, we usually see him playing the middle-class boy. And even though he plays the boy from the same socio-economic bracket, he makes every character look different. Most characters he plays are relatable largely since we see these men around us all the time, especially in North India.
In most of his films (Vicky Donor, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Badhaai Ho), Khurrana is often seen mouthing lines that seem relatable. His language reflects the milieu of the place his character comes from, and this helps in increasing the relatability of the character.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s films are set in the heartland of India. He has done Dum Laga Ke Haisha (Haridwar) and Bareilly Ki Barfi (Bareilly), he has also managed to make his characters from the same city quite distinct from each other. Vicky Donor, Shubh Mangal Saavhdhan and Badhaai Ho were all set in different parts of Delhi and it’s easy to tell him apart in all these films.