Ayushmann Khurrana has been working in Bollywood sensationally with all efforts been put in his varied projects like-Bala, Dream Girl, Gulaabo Sitabo, Badhaai Ho, Andhadhun and many more. The young actor has his separate fan base and audiences surely enjoy his power-packed performances. Ayushmann’s contribution in films has been recently recognized by one of the prestigious publications- ‘Time magazine’. The globally known publication has enlisted Ayushmann Khurrana in its ‘100 most influential people list of 2020’.
The list has many celebrated people like- Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Sundar Pichai, Pop-star Selena Gomez and Jennifer Hudson, American dancer Jojo Siwa, Director of an Oscar winning film ‘Parasite’- Bong Joon Ho, Fleabag fame Phoebe Waller-Bridge and a few more. Interestingly, actress Deepika Padukone has penned down a note for Ayushmann’s profile. “In India, with a population of more than 1.3 billion, only a tiny percentage of people see their dreams come alive, and Ayushmann Khurrana is one of them. You’re probably wondering, How? Talent and hard work. Sure, that goes without saying. But more important, patience, perseverance and fearlessness. A little insight for those who dare to dream,” Deepika wrote.
Deepika Padukone added, “I remember Ayushmann Khurrana vividly from his debut film, Vicky Donor. He had, of course, been a part of the entertainment industry in various other ways for several years before that, but the reason you and I talk about him today is because of the impact he has been able to create through memorable films and iconic characters. Where male protagonist roles often fall into the trap of stereotypical masculinity, Ayushmann has successfully and convincingly transformed into characters who challenge those very stereotypes.”
Ayushmann Khurrana is the youngest Indian to get featured in Time Magazine’s list of ‘100 Most Influential People. “I’m truly humbled with the recognition that TIME has bestowed on me. As an artiste, I have only looked to contribute towards bringing a positive change in society through cinema and this moment is a huge validation of my belief system and my journey. I have always believed that cinema has the power to bring about change by triggering the right conversations among people and society. Hopefully, through my content choices, I have been able to contribute towards my country and countrymen,” Ayushmann expressed his feelings, as per a report by Bollywood Hungama.