Ayushmann on shedding his ‘good boy’ image for ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming movie ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ seems to be a sweet, romantic-comedy by the looks of the trailer. In the film, Ayushmann essays the role of Chirag Dubey, the owner of a printing press who falls for Bitti, a frank, outspoken girl from Bareilly.

Bitti is a carefree soul, does break-dance, and reads a novel titled ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’. Bitti connects easily with the storyline of the book as it is quite similar to her real life and decides to meet the author of the book, Pritam Vidrohi (Rajkummar Rao) . Now, Pritam is the same guy who works at Chirag’s printing press, so Chirag hatches a plan to transform Pritam from a laidback, naive guy to a bindaas, funny guy, just so that she rejects him and falls for Chirag. (Also Read: PICS: Ayushmann and Kriti gatecrash a wedding to promote ‘BKB’)

Now, we haven’t really seen Saif in a character like Chirag before, have we? Hence, in a recent media interaction, Ayushmann was quizzed whether he thinks he will be able to shed his good boy image through this film. “Yeah, this is the first time I’m playing an aggressive guy, a bully in film because I have never done that in real life. As a part of growing up, of course you get bullied. But, in my career, I have never done a role like that. But having said that, he is not an outright bully, probably he is a selfish guy, but he has his vulnerable moments. So yes, it’s different for me for sure,” said Ayushmann.

‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ is helmed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, written by Nitesh Tiwari and will be releasing on August 18, 2017.