Ayushmann Khurrana: Amitabh Bachchan’s unreleased film Shoebite will be India’s entry to Oscars

Each one of us has a favourite Ayushmann Khurrana movie but have you wondered which one is Ayushmann’s favourite?

While interacting with Anupama Chopra over a video call, the actor revealed that the best film of his career is an unreleased film from 10 years ago, also starring Amitabh Bachchan.


The film titled ‘Shoebite’ couldn’t release because of the long-going fight between the film studios over the legal rights. Ayushmann says, he has seen the movie twice and believes it will be India’s entry to Oscars.

“I have seen that film twice by the way in the edit and it is his best film to date. If it released, it is going to be India’s entry to Oscars or something like that. It’s so beautiful. I think somebody should request and release it right now. This is the time,” he said. “I have seen it twice before Vicky Donor by the way. Once alone and once with Tahira. I was so inspired and happy,” said the ‘Badhaai Ho’ actor.

The film by Producer and Director Shoojit Sircar was also titled Johnny Walker and Johnny Mastana’.

Amid the discussion, one of the fans suggested to release the film on digital platforms as it’s the best time watch the movie at home. “I am wondering if Shoebite could be released on Netflix or Amazon… at least we the fans get to see the film,” wrote a fan.

Filmmaker Siddharth Malhotra also expressed his views. He said, “I completely agree that film is undoubtedly a masterpiece and arguably one of @SrBachchan best performances in current times he really gave the film a lot of heart and soul and you feel it totally !!!!”

Last year, even Big B took to twitter requesting makers to release the movie. “Please please please .. its a great story,” he wrote in a tweet last year.

As per the sources, the production team got into argument as the script is based on an idea by Hollywood director M Night Shyamalan, who was making the same film with a major Hollywood studio. “The American studio had given us the green signal, so we made the film. Till now, they haven’t made it, so they have to sort it out,” Shoojit Sircar had told one of the English dailies.