EXCLUSIVE: Ayushmann Khurrana opens up about exploring the action genre with An Action Hero

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It takes some people in the film world a lifetime to build a niche for themselves to such a successful extent that a genre starts becoming referred to by their name, while for most of the others, it never happens at all. Ayushmann Khurrana has been amongst the former lucky few as just within years of coming into the industry, he made a space for himself with films that dealt with taboo subjects in an entertaining way in the commercial space, and soon it came to be known as ‘The Ayushmann Khurrana genre’. As big of an achievement as it is, it might also have some drawbacks and in a recent exclusive conversation with Bollywood Bubble, the actor opened up about it.

 

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When asked if he ever felt restricted by his own genre in terms of the audience or the industry not being able to accept him out of it, the actor had a mixed response. “For me, Article 15, AndhaDhun and Anek are not my genre. Social comedies, middle class issues, these are my core genre. But Article 15, Anek, AndhaDhun and An Action Hero that is coming this year, these films are genre breaker for me. It’s important to have your core genre and then break away from it for a while and come back again. So, that’s what my plan is in a way. But as an actor, you should be ready for everything. I am glad that they (the audience and the industry) don’t see me in a certain space because if you don’t give them a shock, it won’t be a reinvention. If I exhaust myself in every genre, every role far too quickly in my career, then there will be nothing for the audience to explore,” he said.

 

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In Anek, the audience got to see his action side a little and An Action Hero is anyway a full on masala actioner as per the actor. So, it seems like action is the way forward for Ayushmann and he agrees. “It’s because it’s been 10 years in the industry and I am glad that I have taken that genre for 10 years but now I want to take it easy. If I would have done different kinds of genres in the first couple of years, then people would have been like kuch bacha hi nahi iske andar. So, dheere dheere patte khulne do,” he laughed.

For 10 years now, Ayushmann has been breaking stereotypes and shattering believes when it comes to a typical Hindi film hero, and looking at the future line up that he has, it seems like that process isn’t going to change anytime soon.

You can watch the entire interview with Ayushmann Khurrana here:

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