The actor, whose film An Action Hero is currently trending on Netflix, confessed that he’s a die-hard fan of Shah Rukh Khan
With Shah Rukh Khan’s blockbuster film, Pathaan’s, box office collection crossing ₹729 crores globally and making almost ₹375 crore on home turf, the Siddharth Anand directorial is likely to soon become Bollywood’s highest earner ever. Also starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, along with Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana, Pathaan is the fourth instalment in the YRF Spy Universe. It’s not just the overwhelming response of King Khan’s fans worldwide, many actors and filmmakers are hailing the success of the film as a ray of hope for the entire film industry.
Speaking of the latest, actor Ayushmann Khurrana - whose adventure film An Action Hero, directed by debutant Anirudh Iyer, is currently trending at the top on Netflix - recently won hearts with his response to a user’s tweet, who appreciated his performance in the new movie, but condemned Pathaan.
“Screw Pathaan, watch Action Hero on Netflix! Story, dialogues, background music, the subtle middle finger shown to Indian news channels and their crass reporting, @ayushmannk has KILLED it! But my fav was the guy mimicking Arnab (sic),” the user wrote on Twitter. The film also stars Jaideep Ahlawat in a lead role.
In a quick reaction to the post, Ayushmann wrote, “Thanks for loving An Action Hero. Could’ve avoided the first line though I’m an SRKian!” Fans and social media users lauded the Andhadhun for his response. “Love you brother for your modesty,” a user wrote, while another tweet read, “Well done Ayushmann! You are just like us who love Shah unconditionally.”
In his upcoming film, Dream Girl 2, Ayushmann will be seen with Ananya Panday, alongside Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Vijay Raaz. His other 2022 release was a comedy-drama film, titled Doctor G, which also starred Rakul Preet Singh and Shefali Shah.
Ahead of its release on January 25, Pathaan was engulfed in controversies after a section of the public raised concerns over certain visuals in the song, Besharam Rang, objecting to the colour of Deepika’s costume in the song.