When it comes to choosing the scripts, Ayushmann Khurrana believes in associating himself with good cinema that either gives audiences pure entertainment or triggers a social conversation. In other words, for him, content of the script gets preference over its financial prospects. Given the reality, that a star’s drawing power at the ticket windows, is mapped by the first-day box-office collection of their movies. A lot of them even big names from the industry, expect big first day openings.
But when it comes to Ayushmann, who has delivered back-to-back hits like Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, AndhaDhun and Badhaai Ho, he believes in doing things his own way. As movies are their career in other words way to earn bread and butter both at present and in the coming future, so a B-town citizen in most cases prefers to play safe with scripts that capitalize on his stardom.
These are his Ayush’s own words, read them out,
“As an artiste, you sometimes get a film that demands you to back it wholeheartedly because it’s trying to make a strong statement, and it is trying to affect social change by starting a conversation.”
“The subject of Article 15 compelled me to put my voice behind it because it is cinema that needs to be made and seen. It is cinema for the entire country, for the youth to notice.”
Giving a justification for his stand i.e. his script choice, he says,
“When you get material this strong and important, you don’t think of how big the opening will be, how much the film will eventually make. You do it because it is your responsibility. I did Article 15 because it was important for me to show India a very significant social movie and that’s all that mattered.”
He is happy that in today’s world his way of choosing the scripts is appreciated by the audience. He acknowledges their appreciation and says,
“The love and acceptance from audiences that I got for my films have empowered me to take these decisions and stand for good cinema that is extremely relevant. I know that my film will entertain audiences and also compel them to think.”
Nice Futuristic Stand! Keep It Up Ayush!