Ayushmann Khurrana, who never fails to charm the audience with his solid performances, is celebrating 2 years of his film ‘Bala’ today. Directed by Amar Kaushik, the film also starred Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam in important roles.
Speaking about the film, Ayushmann in a statement revealed that the humongous success of the film made him confident that cinema that was once dubbed as off-beat is the new mainstream in India.
He said, “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. I have to credit my director Amar Kaushik for his vision and my producer Dinesh Vijan for his belief in the subject.
They were monumental forces in giving India a high content, super entertaining film that put the issue of inclusivity and evils of discrimination at its fore. I had taken this subject to them which had come via a dear friend Ranimol, which Dino and Amar developed it into such a unique feature.”
Ayushmann said that he felt supremely confident to pick more unconventional subjects after the film’s success. He added, “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.”