With 7 consecutive successful movies to his credit, Ayushmann Khurrana is B-town’s latest hit machine. The actor started his Bollywood journey seven years ago has never looked back since then.
Other than a few hiccups (namely Nautanki Saala!, Bewakoofiyaan, Hawaizaada and Meri Pyaari Bindu) his journey so far has been a good one!
Bala, his most recent release, gave the actor his career’s best opening, bringing in Rs. 10.15 crore. It surpassed the day one collection of Dream Girl, which was Rs. 10.05 crore.
The story of a young man with premature balding, Bala is Ayushmann’s 13th film. If it proves to be a hit (which is more or less certain) will give the actor a track record of nine hits out of thirteen films!
What makes Ayushmann’s success story more amazing is the kind of roles and films he chooses. Movies based on unconventional themes and taboo topics seem be right up his alley!
The actor’s first movie, Vicky Donor, came in 2012 and instantly made him a hit among the viewers, thanks to his guy-next-door charm and amazing screen presence. Made on a budget of Rs. 5 crore, Vicky Donor went on to bring in Rs. 65 crore!
After the initial success, the actor appeared in a few movies that failed to leave a mark. The only good thing which happened during this ‘not-so-good’ phase was the movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
A blend of good looks, singing talent and abundant acting skills, Ayushmann was destined to make it big in Bollywood. The actor soon realized that it is better to a part of stories which revolved around imperfections, flaws and struggles.
Over the last two years, this b-town heartthrob has taken up a number of projects based on experimental subjects. Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, AndhaDhun, Badhaai Ho, Article 15, and Dream-all these films did exceptionally well on the silver screen.
It will be interesting to watch whether Ayushman chooses to stick with the “offbeat” path or not!