Ayushmann Khurrana on ‘AndhaDhun’: “I did not follow any actor…”

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Ayushmann Khurrana is winning accolades for his performance as Akash in ‘AndhaDhun’ which released on Friday. The actor spoke about essaying the role of a blind person.

“…I did not follow any actor who has played a blind character. Sriram gave me a diktat that I should not watch any film based on blind people. He told me that I should meet real blind people. It also comes from the director. His films are not caricaturish. He knew how the treatment would happen and he is sensitive towards blind people. He is a very, very sensible director. He is a veteran filmmaker and a very credible name in the industry. So of course that fear of turning it into a caricature was not there,” said Khurrana, in a recent interview with Box Office India.

Taking on a movie in the thriller genre for the first time, Khurrana was asked whether he was apprehensive about losing the part of the audience who knew him for his light-hearted films. He replied, “In fact, this is the time to increase that audience. There is a core audience who enjoys seeing me in slice-of-life films. There is also an audience who wants to see me in a different way. This film completely caters to that. This was a deliberate effort to shift gears towards something I have never done before.”

Khurrana’s next is ‘Badhaai Ho’ in which he’ll be seen sharing the screen with Sanya Malhotra.

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