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An Action Hero director Anirudh Iyer: Ayushmann Khurrana is the bravest actor we have in our country

Anirudh Iyer makes his directorial debut with the film, which also features Jaideep Ahlawat in a pivotal role.

An Action Hero director Anirudh Iyer: Ayushmann Khurrana is the bravest actor we have in our country
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  • Aishwarya Vasudevan

Last Updated: 03.05 AM, Nov 21, 2022


Ayushmann Khurrana has made a major genre shift in his movies with his upcoming outing, An Action Hero. The actor, who had two releases this year with Anek and Doctor G, is gearing up to show his high-octane action side with the Anirudh Iyer directorial. With this film, the filmmaker makes his debut as a director, and he is all praise for Ayushmann. During a group media interaction, Anirudh called the actor a "braver human being" and a "bravest actor."

He stated, "I feel Ayushmann is the bravest actor we have in our country. He's someone who keeps going for things that are not the norm. It's not like this mindless action film; it's a story. The story excited him more than the action part of it. I always told him, 'This is a film; this is the story, and it has a lot of action. Don't focus on the action; let's do that as a byproduct.' But the story is more important to him than anything else."

Further explaining, Anirudh went on to say, "I said that he's the bravest actor, of course, as an audience as well, because I've watched him for so many years. But after meeting him, I realised that he's a better and braver human being than an actor. The amount of faith he puts in you, I have not seen anyone do that, like he just goes all out. You say something, and he doesn't even blink; he says, 'Okay, okay. He's just on it all the time and so effortless. He has blind faith in a person that he falls in love with, so that's something that he did for me."

"It's said that you should never meet your idols because the whole image will shatter. So a lot of times, I had opportunities to meet people who I idolized, and I've always said, 'No, no, it's okay. I like the image.' But he's the one guy who's made it bigger for me; he's made it better," concluded Anirudh. 

An Action Hero is hitting the big screens on December 2, 2022.