Bollywood actor who was a VJ earlier, Ayushmann Khurrana is playing a bankrupt lover in rom-com Bewakoofiyaan. The actor said that the film took him back to his earlier days when he just had Rs 10,000 as savings for marriage.
The 29-year-old Vicky Donor star said he eventually overcame his financial troubles by finding fame in showbiz. “I have not struggled much in my career as my character (Mohit Chadhdha) in the film does. I did face rejections but was never bogged down. I only relate to the finacial insecurity part of my character. I remember when I married Tahira, I only had Rs 10,000 in my account. But I don’t relate to the joblessness. I rather feel I was always at the right place at the right time,” Ayushmann told our reporter
The actor got married to his childhood lover Tahira before entering the world of Bollywood. Bewakoofiyaan, also starring Sonam Kapoor and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor in prominent roles, hit theatres today. The love-story is set in the backdrop of recession.
“I am not nervous but I have always been excited about my every release. I am getting good response because it’s a quirky and edgy film. It’s a young film. I think effects of recession are still there as people continue to get pink slips. There is a lot of unemployment in India due to the recession,” Ayushmann said.
Asked if Tahira has watched the film yet, the ‘Pani Da’ hitmaker said, “She is in Chandigarh now. I am planning to fly down to Chandigarh by evening and we are going to watch it. But she has read the script.”
“Before starting the shoot, I was sceptical about our onscreen pairing. She is fashion conscious and I am boy-next-door. But after meeting her I realised that she is a nice girl who is pure at heart. This is how I feel our chemistry rocked onscreen,” he said. Ayushmann is currently busy with his next Yash Raj Films venture Dum Laga Ke Haisha in Rishikesh and Haridwar. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, the story revoles around the life of a small town couple. The actor also learnt Marathi for Bambai Fairytale, where he is playing eminent scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade.