Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana has made it to the Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also named in this list. Right from the beginning of his acting career, he has been associated with films that seem to break the hollow perceptions of society. Vicky Donor, Dum Lagaake Haisha, Badhaai Ho, Shubh Mangal Savdhaan, Article 15, Andhadhun, Dream Girl, Bala, Gulabo Sitabo - There are many films that serve as a mirror to society. The success of these films has made Ayushman Khurana a big artist today, but his success journey was not so easy.
Apart from acting, Ayushmann's singing is also liked by the people. A resident of Chandigarh, Ayushmann got the inspiration to become an actor from his grandmother. His grandmother used to mix actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar at home. When Ayushmann was 6 years old, he went to the theater for the first time with his parents, where he had seen Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit's film 'Tezaab'. That was when he decided to become an actor. After this, Ayushmann did theater at Punjab University to enhance his acting skills and also participated in street plays.
Ayushmann said in an interview with BBC, "I was afraid to come on stage and talk. I was very scared of the stage. My father used to think that I have the talent to sing and dance. That's why he gives me every birthday. He used to ask me to sing and dance at the party so that the confidence in me and the fear of the stage would be removed. He made me do many exercises, due to which the fear of going on stage was removed. "
In the early stages of acting, Ayushmann was rejected in many auditions, due to his thick eyebrows and his Punjabi accent. Initially, when nothing came up, he started working as an RJ. In 2004, he got a chance to appear in Limelight from the famous show MTV Roadies. He became the winner of the show's second season. He then went on to become a video jockey and TV host in a number of shows. Then in the year 2012, luck changed its course. His first film, directed by Sujeet Sarkar, was Vicky Donor Superhit.
After this, the 2013 films Nautanki Sala, Idiots and 2014 'Hawaiian' did not show anything special at the box office. Explaining the reason for this, he said, "When I came new, I used to listen more to the people who were more experienced than me. I thought they knew more, but nobody knew. Because A determined director can also make a failed film and a new director can also make a successful film. There are no rules in this industry. I understood this and since then I started listening to my own inner voice and since then My movies also started playing. "
A good friend and director of Ayushman Khurana, Raj Shandilya says, "It is very important for an actor to be intelligent and he is a sensible actor. He has an understanding of everything from music, to singing, to script, to content. Is, the same person becomes like Ayushman Khurana. Today Time magazine has added his name to the 100 influential lists, I think he is late. It should have happened three years ago. RJ, VJ, TV, Films - He has always kept himself on top. He has worked very hard. "