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Ayushmann Khurrana reflects on a rollercoaster 2023 - 'Nothing tastes sweeter than box office success'

Ayushmann Khurrana on juggling career achievement and personal tragedy in 2023.

Ayushmann Khurrana reflects on a rollercoaster 2023 - 'Nothing tastes sweeter than box office success'
Ayushmann Khurrana

Last Updated: 01.15 PM, Dec 14, 2023


One of the most talented actors who is also self-made is Ayushmann Khurrana. The audience adores him for both his acting and the roles he chooses to play, and he uses his movies to convey meaningful subjects. 

As 2023 got underway, Ayushmann Khurrana concentrated on Dream Girl 2, his only release of the year, hoping it would capture the allure of its 2019 forerunner. He has that and more when the year draws to an end, twelve months later. With the August release, the actor achieved a Rs 100-crore hit. More significantly, he received the Time Impact Award and was listed on Time magazine's annual list of the Most Influential People in the World.

"Professionally, 2023 was very special and it gave me a lot of love and respect," Ayushmann remarks. He adds that it was quite humble to get another award for his cinematic choices from the esteemed TIME Magazine. "I proudly represented India and Indian cinema globally at an event that the entire world watched. For me, that’s a massive personal milestone,” he added.

Ayushmann said that the fact that our culture and film are becoming more and more prevalent over the globe made him very happy. It's incredible that Time has recognized him twice in three years, he exclaims, adding that the honor indicates he is progressing as an artist. “I’m happy they think my work is contributing towards societal change.” The actor's repute for making socially conscious films has also been acknowledged by UNICEF, which named him India's National Ambassador in February.

Ayushmann Khurrana on box office success

His previous films, Doctor G with Rakul Preet Singh (2022) and An Action Hero, also starring Jaideep Ahlawat (2022) did poorly at the ticket counters. But he also did not escape box office success, as Dream Girl 2, the comedy directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa became a hit. For which, he said, “Nothing tastes sweeter than box-office success. As actors, we live and die every Friday, and I’m glad that I could rejoice the Friday of Dream Girl 2’s release.”

Ayushmann Khurrana on losing his father in 2023

Even though the actor's career was extremely fulfilling this year, he and his family experienced a personal loss. Khurrana claims that the loss of his father P Khurrana in May has left a gap in his family's life. "I lost my father, we all lost our reason to smile. We had to hold each other to tide over the insurmountable sorrow.”

Ayushmann Khurrana's projects

There are reports that Ayushmann Khurrana is in talks to appear alongside Sunny Deol in JP Dutta's movie Border 2. In this production, which is slated to be produced on an unprecedented scale with Bhushan Kumar and JP Dutta, the actor would play the parallel lead opposite Sunny.

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