Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana has now established himself as the poster boy of content cinema in India. His blockbuster social entertainers have brought taboo topics out in the open. These topics are now being publicly discussed and debated.
On the second release anniversary of Bala, Ayushmann Khurrana has a revelation. The actor feels that the great success of the film made him confident that cinema that was considered off-beat is the new mainstream in India. The film Bala is about inclusivity and acceptance of one’s own beauty,
Ayushmann Khurrana says, “Bala’s success reiterated the fact that good content cinema could not be dubbed as off-beat anymore. Such films had become mainstream cinema. In fact, they were defining what cinema should be.”
Furthermore, Ayushmann Khurrana adds, “I have to credit my director Amar Kaushik for his vision. I also thank my producer Dinesh Vijan for his belief in the subject. They were monumental forces in giving India a high content, super entertaining film. The film has put the issue of inclusivity and evils of discrimination at its fore. I had taken this subject to them which had come via a dear friend Ranimol. This subject was developed by Dino and Amar into such a unique feature.”
Thereafter, Ayushmann Khurrana felt supremely confident to pick more unconventional subjects. Bala’s ground-breaking success was a turning point in the actor’s career. In addition to Ayushmann’s performance, Bhumi Pednekar was also delivered well.
Most importantly, Ayushmann says, “The fact that Bala became a roaring blockbuster solidified my belief. Now I am confident that I should walk the path less traveled. Thereby, I have given audiences films that are novel yet highly engaging and entertaining. The love that I have got for Bala has only humbled me. I am striving to be a better entertainer, also giving an important message to audiences.”