Ayushmann Turns Athlete

By Pickle  August 5, 2020

Having started his career as a RJ, Ayushmann Khurrana has come a long way and done memorable movies in which he played solid roles and delivered commendable performance. In his new film with Abhishek Kapoor, he will be seen as a Cross Functional Athlete

Ayushmann Khurrana, the poster boy of content cinema in India, is joining hands with Abhishek Kapoor, the celebrated director of successful films like Rock On!!, Kai Po Che and Kedarnath for the first time, for a ‘progressive love story that will touch your hearts’, in which the former will play an athlete. The currently untitled project is produced by Yash Raj Films and expected to go on floors later this year.

Having started his career as a RJ, Ayushmann Khurrana has come a long way and done memorable movies in which he played solid roles and delivered commendable performance. While he is a police officer who launches an attack against the caste system in Article 15, he is a sperm donor in Vicky Donor and a visually challenged pianist in Andhadhun.

Not just that, he played the husband of an overweight woman in Dum Laga Ke Haisha and a man with erectile dysfunction in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. He has a pan Indian appeal with fans from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

Talking about the new venture, Abhishek says, “Ayushmann and I are both known for a certain kind of cinema and this film is definitely a special one for both of us. We want audiences to come back to the theatres and watch movies as a community and for that we will spare no effort . We strive to bring our best game for this one.”

The film-maker says he is going to present Ayushmann in a neverseen- before avatar. Abhishek says, “Ayushmann plays a Cross Functional Athlete in the film and he will have to go through a physical transformation that he hasn’t done before. It’s quite a challenge and he’s very committed to it.”

Ayushmann is excited about creatively collaborating with Abhishek and is looking forward for his physical transformation. “Abhishek has a very distinct voice in cinema today and I’m glad that we finally got the opportunity to collaborate on a project that’s exceedingly close to my heart. This film has all the trappings to take audiences through a ride of emotions and it is a total family entertainer. It is a beautiful, progressive love story that will also touch your hearts,” he says.

Ayushmann, whose choice of cinema has given birth to a genre in Hindi movies called ‘The Ayushmann Khurrana Genre’, adds, “I’m supremely excited about the physical transformation that I will have to undergo. It will present me in an all new avatar. I have never looked like this on screen and I’m looking forward to seeing the reaction of audiences. The process is going to be intense and excruciating for me but I feel all the pain will be worth it.”

The film will release worldwide in theatres next year.

Ayushmann Character sketch

Article 15 – Policeman
Vicky Donor – Sperm donor
Andhadhun – Visually challenged pianist
Dum LagaKe Haisha – Husband of an overweight woman
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan – Man with erectile dysfunction
Bala – Youngster grappling with a bald pate

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