Ayushmann Khurrana is a force to reckon with. From winning the second season of MTV Roadies and acing the anchoring space to becoming a household name for mainstream Bollywood films, the versatile actor has had an inspirational journey. What makes him an even bigger name is the kind of films that he signs up for. Khurrana has never feared to address taboo topics through his films, and that’s what makes fans love his work.
As the National Award-winning actor celebrates his birthday today, we take a look at how he
has been addressing social taboos one film at a time.
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Love is love, love is for all – that’s what Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan was all about. Khurrana talked about homophobia and gay romance in this film, which was equally entertaining and moving. Jitendra Kumar essays the role of his lover, and the two looked convincing enough and did complete justice to their characters.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s performance as ACP Ayaan Ranjan in Article 15 is considered to be one of his best roles to date. The film talked about discrimination based on caste. The actor is seen solving a case of two young girls who are brutally raped and murdered, and the film discussed how caste plays a role in it. The film was directed by Anubhav Sinha.
Directed by Amit Sharma, this Ayushmann Khurrana film deals with the subject of parental pregnancy. With a mix of humor and some really moving scenes, the film very sensitively navigates this topic. The cast included Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta, who just added more meaning to this powerful narrative.
Baldness haunts many people, and the actor addressed this topic in Bala. We get to see how a
bald man deals with the embarrassment and stigma associated with a receding hairline. Peppered with light humor, the film gave a strong message and probably a new viewpoint on how we look at beauty
standards in general.
Who would have thought that a topic as uncomfortable as erectile dysfunction would become the inspiration behind a movie? Khurrana once again picked up a film that addressed a topic that many of us shy away from. The guilt and shame that comes with suffering from erectile dysfunction were beautifully explained in the film and the actor aced the role with effortless ease and absolute grace.
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