Ayushmann Khurrana wants to be Amol Palekar and Shah Rukh Khan

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Ayushmann Khurrana who is gearing up for the release of ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ during an interview on Thursday said he wants to be Amol Palekar and Shah Rukh Khan at the same time.

Ayushmann has been compared to actors like Amol Palekar you used to work in very content driven films, when asked about the comparison the actor said, “I think it’s a big compliment that people that I am doing films like Amol Palekar used to do. But at the same time, I think an actor has to keep reinventing himself once set in a zone. Now you will see I am doing Sriram Raghavan’s next film a dark thriller in which there will be a big gear shift for my character and the genre. I want to do everything, I want to be an Amol Palekar also and Shah Rukh Khan at the same time.”

The ‘Vicky Donor’ actor was asked if he feels skeptic about acting for such different roles as to how his family will react and what thought process is going when being narrated about such roles. “Coming from a decent family, we don’t want work in a film that our families won’t be able to see or will make our families feel embarrassed. I don’t want to be part of such films and there isn’t a need. And if you pick up a taboo subject and don’t take it to the families than the film does not fulfill its purpose at all. Until we can create a progressive society its motive hasn’t been completed.”

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is a Love story of a not so cool man and a not so hot girl, that face challenges together and find their way to each other. The film talks about a sensitive issue of erectile dysfunction among men.

The singer, actor was last seen in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ with Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon. His future project includes Sriram Raghavan’s thriller, ‘Shoot the Piano Player’ with Tabu and Radhika Apte.

Directed by R.S. Prasanna and produced by Aanand L Rai the film will release on 1st September 2017.