Ayushmann Khurrana Loves Playing the Common Man in Films, Here's Why
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Ayushmann Khurrana Loves Playing the Common Man in Films, Here's Why

Ayushmann Khurrana's Bala releases tomorrow, which shows him as a middle-aged man suffering from premature balding

Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana has garnered a huge fan following for himself. In a short amount of time, he has given hits after hits, his latest one being Dream Girl. Even his debut film, Vicky Donor back in 2012 became a huge commercial success and it seems like there is no stopping to the actor. With a fruitful career so far and being one of the finest actors of the industry, Ayushmann has a number of films in the pipeline such as Bala, Gulabo Sitabo and many others. But what is that one thing that is similar with most of the film he chooses?

In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Ayushmann revealed that with his characters, he glorifies the common man in his films. He said, "I have built my career being the relatable guy. I want to be that and not get carried away by stardom. I always wanted to connect with people. The idea is to always present the common man in the most real way. We have seen perfect and manicured heroes, over the years, who are inspirational. They are a hard goal to reach. What I do in my films is to glorify the imperfections and put the common man on a pedestal. It gives confidence to the common man. It is important to show realism."

The actor was also asked about Bala and what he would do if he - much like his character from the film - also suffered from alopecia, especially in Bollywood where looks are considered highly important. Ayushmann explained, "Genetically, I am blessed so I might not face such a situation. However, if that happens, it depends on how I react or treat it. In our country and worldwide, Rajinikanth is an extremely popular personality. He comes in front of the world the way he is. It is really hard to get that sort of confidence. So, he can inspire us. He is indifferent to everything. So, I think - just like him - I will stay as I am in real life but for a character, I will transform."

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By Shaheera Anwar
A multimedia journalist who keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in the world of entertainment and often writes reviews along with opinion pieces on some of the most-talked-about debates