Ayushmann Khurrana only Indian actor on Time’s 100 most influential list

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Ayushmann Khurrana [Image: Instagram]
Ayushmann Khurrana [Image: Instagram]

Mumbai : Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has made it to 'Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2020' list. Ayushmann is the only Indian actor to be on the list this year. 

Ayushmann was quoted saying, “I’m truly humbled with the recognition that TIME has bestowed on me. As an artiste, I have only looked to contribute towards bringing a positive change in society through cinema and this moment is a huge validation of my belief system and my journey. I have always believed that cinema has the power to bring about change by triggering the right conversations among people and society. Hopefully, through my content choices, I have been able to contribute towards my country and countrymen.”

The Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan actor expressed his honour about the news and shared on his Instagram handle.

The versatile actor received praise from Deepika Padukone for taking up unconventional roles and subduing stereotypical masculinity in his films.

Deepika Padukone took to her social media and wrote, “I remember Ayushmann Khurrana vividly from his debut film, Vicky Donor. He had, of course, been a part of the entertainment industry in various other ways for several years before that, but the reason you and I talk about him today is because of the impact he has been able to create through memorable films and iconic characters. Where male protagonist roles often fall into the trap of stereotypical masculinity, Ayushmann has successfully and convincingly transformed into characters who challenge those very stereotypes."

"In India, with a population of more than 1.3 billion, only a tiny percentage of people see their dreams come alive, and Ayushmann Khurrana is one of them. You’re probably wondering, How? Talent and hard work. Sure, that goes without saying. But more important, patience, perseverance and fearlessness. A little insight for those who dare to dream," she added in her note.

Among those who congratulated Ayushmann included his Badhaai Ho co-star Neena Gupta. She wrote, “Oh amazing!” Rapper Badshah wrote, “More power.” Mrunal Thakur commented, “Wow, There you go.” South actor Aishwarya Lekshmi commented, “Woah!!! Thats huge! So happy for you!” Lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho also wrote, “Congrats bro so well deserved.”

Last year Ayushmann, also won National Film Award for his film Andhadhun. Khurrana is known for his roles in films like Article 15, Dream Girl and Bala all released in 2019.

In 2020, he was seen in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan -- a film dealing with LGBTQ relationship and societal obligations.