EXCLUSIVE: Ayushmann Khurrana opens up on being rejected at auditions: I was bawling, didn’t get sleep the entire night
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is currently one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood. The actor has delivered some incredible films in the past including, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Andhadhun, Article 15, and Dream Girl. The actor entered Bollywood with vicky donor and since then, there was no turning back. In a candid interview with Bollywood Bubble, he looks back at his decade long career and shares how he’s battled through all the ups and downs. Ayushmann even revealed that he has faced several rejections during the initial days of his career and has always been stereotyped for his body type and looks.
Speaking about rejections, the Bala actor exclusively told us, “Yeah, I was (rejected) from acting reality shows, and singing reality shows. I have faced my share of rejection and I think rejections only make you strong.” When asked how he reacted to rejections, he further added, “I could not sleep the entire night. I was just bawling; I was just crying. I wanted to become an actor and they rejected me. Like this is my plan to go to Bombay and I got rejected in the initial round, I could not even clear the Chandigarh round, so I was very heartbroken,” adding that he faced rejections much before Roadies happened, somewhere in 2003.
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Recalling the time when he faced rejections, Ayushmann further added, “I remember there were like five guys standing six feet tall, board from Punjab and I was like 5.9, the shortest and I was the skinniest. I think they probably didn’t take me seriously.” As he spoke about people judging him on his looks, Ayushmann mentioned he realised he is unconventional since that day.
“That time I thought I am a stud after those rejections, I realised that I am unconventional. They didn’t ask me to act, I mean they did but it was not enough,” Ayushmann Khurrana concluded.
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