Ayushmann Khurrana on ‘Andhadhun’: “This film would be a game changer for me”

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Ayushmann Khurrana is hoping to diversify his image as an actor with his upcoming release ‘Andhadhun’.

“It was a deliberate decision to move away from that space of doing slice-of-life films. I believe you don’t have to change yourself with every film, establish yourself in a particular genre and then break the mould. If you are changing with every film then where is the surprise? You will get exhausted as an actor,” he said in an interview with PTI, “I was ready to do this film as soon as possible. This film would be a game changer for me as I have been doing slice-of-life films and I have established myself in a particular genre successfully. I wanted to break that mould.”

According to Khurrana, director Sriram Raghavan felt he was an unconventional choice for the role as well. “He told me that I am a good actor but he doesn’t see me in a thriller space. It will be an interesting casting as nobody expects you in my film.”, he shared, adding that, “We shot two scenes. We did certain blind scenes and it was great experience. While I was doing it, he was like let’s discuss dates now. I am a guitarist and he was convinced that I would learn piano as I know the chords, and all.”

However, the role still came with its challenges, “One has to own that character and those lines. Whatever the body language is, you have to imbibe that for your role. It is a different zone. Acting in slice-of-life is easier than this as there was no reference point. Playing blind pianist was doubly challenging,”, Khurrana confessed.

‘Andhadhun’ is slated to release on 5th October and stars Tabu and Radhika Apte along with Khurrana.

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