Ayushmann Khurrana has established himself as the poster boy of content-driven cinema in India today. His blockbuster social entertainers have brought taboo topics out in the open for public discussion and debate. On the second release anniversary of Bala, a film about inclusivity and acceptance of one’s beauty, Ayushmann says the success of the film made him confident that cinema that was once dubbed as off-beat is the new mainstream in India.
“Bala’s success reiterated the fact that good content cinema could not be dubbed as off-beat anymore. Such films had become mainstream cinema and, in fact, they were defining what cinema should be,” Ayushmann says.
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The actor says he felt confident to pick more unconventional subjects after Bala’s success. “The fact that Bala became a roaring blockbuster solidified my belief system that I should walk the path less travelled and give audiences cinema that should always be novel yet highly engaging and entertaining. The love that I have got for Bala has only humbled me and made me strive to be a better entertainer who seeks to give an important message to audiences,” he shares.
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