Ayushmann Khurrana on how modern movies are changing


After Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ (2017), in which he played a printing press owner, Ayushmann Khurrana has reunited with Junglee Pictures for Amit Sharma’s ‘Badhaai Ho.’ In the slice-of-life comedy, the actor plays a 20-something Delhi boy who discovers that his mother, played by National Award-winning actress Neena Gupta, is pregnant and he’s soon going to have a second sibling.

After his debut, ‘Vicky Donor’ (2012), in which he was coaxed into donating sperm for easy money, and last year’s ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan,’ in which he grappled with erectile dysfunction, the 33-year-old actor’s next revolves around the premise of family planning, reports the Mumbai Mirror.

“I often wonder if I attract such scripts or vice versa, but I am not complaining. I love these kind of stories, we need to present something unconventional as completely normal. The content can’t be vanilla anymore,” Khurrana explains.

He goes on to reveal that he has a friend whose life mirrors his next film’s story. “One of my closest friends in Chandigarh is my age but his parents must be in their 80s now. I am sure his siblings would have experienced something similar back when he was born,” Ayushmann reasons, adding that such age gaps among siblings were common back in the day. “My youngest chacha is closer to me in age than his siblings,” he adds.

When asked about the impending box-office clash between his movie and ‘Namaste England,’ which features friends, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, Khurrana said, “We recently saw a clash on Independence Day, when both Gold and Satyameva Jayate did really well. If the content is good, all films will do well. Our films are different from each other, plus it is holiday season, so it’s going to be a win-win situation for both the films,” he says.

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