Ayushmann Khurrana, who began his acting career with the National Award-winning Shoojit Sircar directorial Vicky Donor (2012), has established himself as one of the most versatile actors in the Hindi film industry. With each passing year, he is successfully adding some remarkably different films to his repertoire.
Khurrana is presently enjoying the huge success of his latest film Article 15 (2019). Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the thought-provoking film sheds light on various issues plaguing Indian society, including cast discrimination, inequality, rape, etc. Interestingly, Article 15 is not the only film which the actor has done to bring forth a relevant topic. Khurrana’s filmography is replete with such movies.
“I guess I am now identified with relevant cinema, and that is a place I enjoy occupying. When I started, I was not a stranger to socio-political relevance in my work. I had done a serious issue-based theatre before films. So Vicky Donor, Shubh Mangal Savdhaan (2017), Badhaai Ho (2018) and Article 15 was a natural progression from one medium to another,” says the talented actor.
When asked if the overwhelming response to his latest hit Article 15 surprised him, the actor replies, “Not really. We expected the film to kick up a controversy and knew it would ruffle feathers. The caste system is something that has bothered me for a long time. Inequality in society is a subject that cinema has never dealt with fairly; it has always been hush-hush. Anubhav sir brought it out into the open,” he concludes.
Currently, Ayushmann Khurrana has a number of exciting films in his pocket which will only strengthen his position in the industry further. Some of his forthcoming films include Bala, Dream Girl, Gulabo Sitabo, and Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan.