Dream Girl, Bala: Does Ayushmann Khurrana Have Bollywood’s Most Interesting Filmography?
From his very first film, Ayushmann Khurrana has charted a course no Bollywood actor with leading man aspirations would dare to. Knocking it out of the park ever since, his sensitive and progressive film choices definitely make him one of the most important actors of our generation – and a fine role model.
The list of awardees for the 66th National Film Awards is out and Sriram Raghavan’s crime thriller Andhadhun has won the honour of Best Hindi Film. The 2018 film stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte and revolves around the life and mistrials of a blind pianist (portrayed by Khurrana) and a Lady Macbeth-esque figure who is portrayed by Tabu.
The film was enormously successful, both with the critics and the audience and the actors won numerous plaudits for their role. Not only did the film cross the Rs 100-crore mark in India, but it also performed fantastically in China.
Now, the actor has released two films back-to-back: Dream Girl and Bala. Both films have interesting storylines and are also considered to be making relevant social commentary.
We’ll let you decide from the trailers embedded below:
“I always knew they’d do well, but I never expected that they’ll do this well. I had a certain number with both the films, and frankly speaking, the numbers were doubled, but I always thought that they will be commercially successful films. I’m glad that people are making good content and that they are creating blockbusters out of these films. I’ve seen that happen with Vicky Donor and Dum Laga Ke Haisha — they are successful films, but they’re not blockbusters. I’m happy and quite overwhelmed by the situation,” Khurrana had told MW in an interview when asked whether he was surprised by the brilliant business that Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho did.
“I never thought a script for a sperm donor (Vicky Donor) would . . . Of course, it would be entertaining for sure, but also very palatable for the masses and the family audience. So that was a big surprise when I read the script and was very confident with the script. I did not understand numbers at that time and still don’t, but I’m glad it did well,” he added.
What do you think? Does Ayushmann Khurrana have Bollywood’s most interesting filmography?