National award-winning Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana is collaborating with filmmaker Anubhav Sinha again in the upcoming film Anek, and his slit eyebrow in the first frames has sparked general interest among fans. The actor says the idea was to create a distinct look.
Opening on his character Joshua in the film, he said, “I have been fortunate to collaborate with filmmakers who encourage me to add my creative contributions to their vision for storytelling. The slit of eyebrows I wear on Anek was an idea that I discussed with Anubhav sir. It was about creating a distinct look that audiences have never seen me in, and I’m glad people noticed and are discussing it.
Ayushmann, who is known to be Bollywood’s Mr. Disruptor for his unconventional roles, says he has found support within the industry for taking risks while portraying unusual roles.
“I’ve always been a passionate artist who wants to help build my characters and how they look on screen,” Ayushmann noted, adding, “I always take these mental notes and discuss them.”
He draws on recent examples to make his point. “In Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, for example, my character wears a nose ring. I had bounced this idea on (director) Hitesh (Kewalya) and (producer) Anand Rai sir. I am glad that they took this contribution. Likewise, Shoojit (Sircar) sir was happy with the idea that I would have a lisp in Gulabo Sitabo ”, he recalls.
Ayushmann liked to be an “active voice” when teaming up with someone.
“(Love) discussing everything under the sun about my character and the movie. I feel invested if I openly say what I think and luckily I have always had filmmakers who appreciated what I bring, ”he said.
The actor also has Anubhuti Kashyap’s comedy-drama Doctor G starring Rakul Preet Singh. Abhishek Kapoor’s romantic drama Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, which stars Vaani Kapoor with him, is also lined up for release.
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