Ayushmann opens up on ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ being compared to ‘Saajan’

Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao-starrer movie ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ is making the right noises all over ahead of its release. However, it is being compared to the 90s’ movie ‘Saajan’ which starred Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit in it. The movie had a love triangle and this one too has a love triangle, possibly that’s why comparisons are being drawn. So when Ayushmann was quizzed about the same during a media interaction, here’s how the actor responded.

Said Ayushmann, “You know it will be compared to any love triangle film like that, but the thing is, the director and the writer bring a lot to the table. The treatment is very real. It’s about a book ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, how these characters meet each other and how the story moves forward. The director comes from the school of ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ and the writer of the film, Nitesh Tiwari has helmed the film ‘Dangal’. So you see the kind of films they’ve done before and how they treat the film, so that will dictate the fate of the film.” (Also Read: Ayushmann and Bhumi’s chemistry is endearing in ‘Kanha’ from ‘SMS’)

He also spoke about the image makeover through his character Chirag Dubey in the film. He stated, “Yeah, this is the first time I’m playing an aggressive guy, a bully in a 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.”

The movie is directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, written by Nitesh Tiwari and will be releasing on August 18, 2017.