Ayushmann Khurrana: Best actor of the 2018, here's why
New Delhi : Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana's career is an open book. The actor is from Chandigarh who managed to break into the nepotistic daddy-mommy network of the Hindi film industry. Ayushmann's Dilli ka Launda act in his debut film was a career hit. In the film, he acted as Vicky Donor, who donates sperm in a fertility clinic. While sex is a subject kosher in Bollywood, Ayushmann appears to have made the subject his mission statement.
After featuring as sperm donar and father to so many children in his first film, he played a man with erectile dysfunction in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. And, in his latest release Badhaai Ho, he was spotted in hospital with his pregnant mommy dear. With perhaps the best delivered dialogue of the year “Tere Liye to Mera Baap Hi Kaafi Hai,” he again proved why he is the perfect mixture of the middle class hero who is ruling in the box office 2018.
After a smashing hit of Badhaai Ho, his stupendous performance in Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun as a blind pianist has made him the best bollywood actor of the year. The actor melded into his character, making us believe once again that he has the foresight to choose the right script.
In 2018, we saw the spectacular performances by fine actors such as Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Pankaj Tripathi, Tabu and Manoj Bajpayee, not to say veterans such as Rishi Kapoor, Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta, Ayushmann has held his own.
Ayushmann himself gives credit to his script. "My gut has never let me down. I look at stories as a layman and an audience member; I make the films that I would like to see myself. It feels great that my choices have been accepted,” the actor said in an interview".
“The two directors I worked with this year – Raghavan and Badhaai Ho’s Amit Sharma – are poles apart. While Raghavan is spontaneous and non-filmy, Sharma is a perfectionist and a versatile filmmaker,” Ayushmann says.
Well, it had been a great year for Ayushmann Khurrana and the next year too seems perfect. In his upcoming film Bala, he plays a role of prematurely balding man. The film will be directed by Stree’s Amar Kaushik, and would be seen in and as Dream Girl. “Now I want to win Best Actress awards too,” jokes Ayushmann. “This year has been special for me. My choices were accepted and my films went bigger and at the same time I got the reputation as a rule breaker. I want to do more new-age content, look beyond conventional cinema. As long as the story is in the zone and we are creating value and entertainment.”