Ayushmann Khurrana on his choice of films: 'They are real, based on taboo-breaking subjects, novel but entertaining'

Indo-Asian News Service

Dec 05, 2018 11:49:34 IST

Ayushmann Khurrana says the kind of films he is doing are an extension of his street theatre days as they are real and entertaining at the same time.

The Andhadhun star, who has been a part of theatre group Aaghaaz from DAV college Chandigarh, says he consciously takes up films which have a sprinkle of realism.

Ayushmann Khurrana on his choice of films: They are real, based on taboo-breaking subjects, novel but entertaining

Ayushmann Khurrana in the promo video for Dream Girl. YouTube screengrab

"I come from a theatre backdrop, because of that my choices are different. I have done a lot of street theatre... While we used to that, we used to go to the length and breadth of the country. Street theatre is about dealing with taboo subjects and social issues and I think our group was the first one which made street theatre entertaining," Khurrana told IANS in New Delhi.

"Back in the day, it was very morose, dark and hard-hitting," he added.

Khurrana rose to fame with Vicky Donor and then starred in endearing films like Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Badhaai Ho, which entertained with a message.

"The kind of films I am doing are extension of my street theatre. They are real, based on taboo-breaking subjects, novel but at the same time entertaining. If they are no takers or audience to watch it then what is the point. We had to take the middle path," he said.

Khurrana will next be seen in Dream Girl, which also stars Nushrat Bharucha. The two will be seen sharing screen space for the first time.

The upcoming comedy drama film is directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa and is co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under their banner Balaji Motion Pictures.

Updated Date: Dec 05, 2018 11:49:34 IST

Your guide to the latest election news, analysis, commentary, live updates and schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on firstpost.com/elections. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates from all 543 constituencies for the upcoming general elections.