Ayushmann Khurrana reveals that his aim as an artiste is to constantly tell people to not stereotype themselves or others. He does this through the cinema that he chooses to be a part of and he intends to constantly hand pick such content-driven films that stand out and spread a positive message to the society.
Referring to Dream Girl, which released exactly two years ago, Khurrana shares that that was the thought process behind the film. He shares, “Consciously or unconsciously we are constantly conditioned to stereotype everything around us. Sometimes, we aren’t even aware that we are either getting stereotyped or stereotyping others or ourselves.”
Khurrana credits the film’s director, Raaj Shaandilyaa, and producer, Ekta Kapoor, for trying to convey this important message through the film. “I loved the script of Dream Girl because it told us to not stereotype ourselves because that would limit us from realising our potential and make a difference. It told us that when we break this cycle, we can action positive change in society,” expresses Khurrana.
He further adds, “My character, Karamveer, broke away from stereotyping himself when he decided to become Pooja. To me, that was a fresh and disruptive thought and it hit home for me because I’m constantly looking out for such subjects that stand out and have a message to give to the audience.”
Khurrana also lets us in on his belief that he will be satiated as an actor if he continues to be on this mission to shatter stereotypes. He says, “If you look at the films that I have done like Bala, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan, you will see that I’m trying to tell people to not stereotype themselves. I hope that I can get some really good scripts to help underline this message. That would make me really happy as an artiste.”