Actor Ayushmann Khurrana fell under the spotlight following a lucky start to 2019. From Article 15 to Dream Girl, his performacnes have been appreciated by critics and fans alike, making him one of the most sought-after Bollywood stars in a short span of time. The actor has been relevant since and garnered even more attention following his stint in Bala, which hit cinema screens this week. His role in the film is yet another unique one with Ayushmann essaying a young man suffering from premature balding and trying not to fall for societal pressures. Ahead of the release of Bala, Ayushmann revealed he draws inspiration from two of the biggest Khans of Bollywood – Shah Rukh and Aamir.
I’m a huge fan of @aamir_khan sir’s work and I’m always learning from him. He is one of the greatest icons of Indian cinema and he is a huge inspiration to me. I met him on the sets of dangal and was in awe of his simplicity and clarity of thought. https://t.co/3fHF6MZsCJ— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) November 7, 2019
In a recent Q&A session on Twitter with Shah Rukh, the star’s Fan co-actor Sayani Gupta commented Ayushmann had “a really good script with you and him in mind”. Ayushmann then held a Q&A himself on the micro-blogging site. When asked if he has actually written a script for Shah Rukh and himself, he responded, “I’m an SRKian and in #Bala I’ve given a tribute to him in my own sweet way.” On Shah Rukh’s birthday, Ayushmann released a tribute video giving a sneak a peek into his upcoming Bala, in which his character tries to impress women by delivering the actor’s famous dialogues.
Ayushmann said he admires Aamir too. “I’m a huge fan of @aamir_khan sir’s work and I’m always learning from him. He is one of the greatest icons of Indian cinema and he is a huge inspiration to me. I met him on the sets of Dangal and was in awe of his simplicity and clarity of thought,” he stated. He added his role in Bala is the most challenging character he has done. “Took two-and-a-half hours to get ready with prosthetics and shot in the north in the peak of summers. And secondly you need a lot of empathy to portray a complex character,” Ayushmann concluded.