Winning the National Prize was always on Ayushmann Khurrana’s wish list, says the actor, who is “ecstatic” because his wish has been fulfilled with a double dose of delight.
After all, at the National Film Awards 2019, not only Ayushmann won the Best Actor award for his role in Andhadhun, but his other release last year, Badhaai Ho, ended up earning the honor of Best Popular Movie that Offers Healthy Entertainment .
“The kind of movies I make are about credibility and content. I was really hoping that this would happen one day in my life. Actually, when you’re making a particular movie, you don’t do it thinking about a prize, but I’m glad that this has happened with Andhadhun. ”
“I feel ecstatic. Actually, I am still trying to digest this. I was on my wish list when I came to Mumbai to become an actor,” Ayushmann told IANS.
Ayushmann, who has impressed everyone with his unique choice of films that focus primarily on content, reported that his family is overwhelmed after his victory. “My father was almost drowning with the phone when we talked, after hearing the news. I was so overwhelmed that I couldn’t speak correctly. I feel it was even more overwhelming for him than for me. Tahira (the actor’s wife) was also excited, “said the 34-year-old, who shared his Best Actor trophy with Vicky Kaushal’s performance for Uri: The Surgical Strike.
In fact, the actor is so happy that he has written a poem and published it on social networks, to commemorate his honor, where he remembers the days he used to travel to Mumbai in second-class sleeping compartments in the rains, such as It has been happening in recent weeks.
Ayushmann was filming for an advertising movie when the news came. “I was filming for an advertising movie and there were people around me. Therefore, it was not exactly a “moment of mine” for me. I was busy with the shot when suddenly greeting messages began to arrive on my phone. I was very surprised to know that all this has happened, everything was so surreal. By the way, I was filming with Uri’s director of photography (who won Best Actor and Best Director). Then, we both made the five collide and the whole team started clapping. They organized a special celebration for me on the set. It was quite overwhelming, ”he recalled.
Remembering, the Article 15 actor said: “When I was in college, I used to travel to Mumbai in second class sleeping compartments along with my friends. Every year, we used to travel in second class berths for different competitions. That is my best memory. ”
“Vicky was the first person to call me after receiving the news. It was very sweet of him. Even when I met the news, there was a call from Vicky. We hug virtually on the phone! He is a jewel of a person. It was very nice of you to call me, ”Ayushmann said.
“The trips used to be quite long. Trains sometimes take between 28 and 48 hours. But the journey from being a radio person to a television boy to an actor and, finally, the national award, has been really long, “he added.
Ayushmann and Vicky, the two young artists who have shared the Best Actor award, seem to share a warm mutual respect. The “Andhadhun” actor described the Uri star as a “jewel of a person.”
On the job front, Ayushmann will soon be seen in the romantic comedy Dream Girl. The film, directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, is scheduled to hit theaters next month.