Ayushmann Khurrana: “I don’t believe in stardom”

Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana thinks that the young actors of today are not able to know what stardom is. Comparing to the likes of current and past legends, Khurrana feels the experience of achieving this is not the same.

Reported in the Hindustan Times, Khurrana who achieved fame with his debut film ‘Vicky Donor’ (2012), which won him a National Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment category says, “I don’t believe in stardom. That used to be there in the days of Rajesh Khanna, and the three Khans (Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir) have enjoyed it… The phase of super stardom is gone because actors are so approachable and available… There’s no mystery left.”

The ‘Nautanki Saala’ (2013) actor added that things are always changing, there are more newcomers coming into the industry and the positions change on a Friday (new releases). “It’s a volatile and exciting market at the same time… Every year we see several new actors joining the industry. This phase has come after a long time… There’s a lot of work happening. Nepotism is gone, and people are coming through TV and modelling.”

Khurrana who will next be seen in ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ alongside Parineeti Chopra, was asked how he feels about the pressure to deliver another award winning film added, “Over the years, you build that equity when people say, ‘This guy does interesting stuff, be it music or films’…. It’s good to have pressure.”

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