Aandhadun would be game changer for me: Ayushmann
Mumbai: Bringing unorthodox subjects on celluloid, Ayushmann Khurrana realised it was time for him to change gears and experiment by challenging himself as an actor. Ayushmann talked about why it was essential for him to pick up Sriram Raghavan's Aandhadun.
"It was a deliberate decision to move away from that space of doing slice-of-life films. I believe you don't have to change yourself with every film, establish yourself in a particular genre and then break the mould. If you are changing with every film then where is the surprise? You will get exhausted as an actor," he said. The actor says he realised that this film offered him the perfect opportunity to break away from the image of playing a middle class boy.
"I was ready to do this film as soon as possible. This film would been a game changer for me as I have been doing slice-of-life films and I have established myself in a particular genre successfully. I wanted to break that mould." To Ayushmann's surprise, Raghavan had seen some of his films and liked the kind of work he was doing.
"He told me that I am a good actor but he doesn't see me in a thriller space. It will be an interesting casting as nobody expects you in my film. We shot two scenes," he added.
Releasing on October 5, the film will also be featuring Tabu and Radhika Apte alongside Khurana.