Aspiration To Do Something Different Worked In My Favour: Ayushmann Khurrana On National Award Win
Ayushmann shared his best actor National Award with Vicky Kaushal, who won it for 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'
"Aspiration to do something normal and different helped in my success. I always wanted to do something which didn't have a reference point in cinema. When people see the trailer, they should feel like 'this is something I haven't seen before'. And I always wanted to work with credible directors. It didn't matter if they were established," Ayushmann told PTI in an interview.
The 34-year-old actor was shooting for an ad film when he got to know about his National Award win. He said he didn't get the time to express his feelings initially and is still trying to process it.
"This award is something which is announced publicly. It is not like any other awards where you are sitting in the audience and get to know about it. You are prepared. But for this win I was not prepared at all.
"At the same time, I didn't get the 'me time' to celebrate my win. I was surrounded by 50 people so I could not express myself and have my own moment. Now I am trying to digest it. My father called me... he was almost choking. We had a family dinner. It was all very beautiful," he added.
Ayushmann Khurrana: National Award Was Always On My Bucket List
Ayushamnn said moving ahead he wants to stick to his guts and intuition when it comes to choosing films.
The actor, who has four unique projects-- 'Dream Girl', 'Bala', 'Gulabo Sitabo' and 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' -- lined up is happy to be finally getting an opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the film industry.
"I mostly worked with first timers. Like Shoojit Sircar was not that big when we did 'Vicky Donor' or Sharat Kataria was not a huge name when 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' happened.
"But now I am getting to work with big names like Sriram Raghvan, Anubhav Sinha, Amar Kaushik. Now I am working with A-list directors. And I have earned this. I am glad to be in this space," he said.
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Ayushmann shared his best actor National Award with Vicky Kaushal, who won it for 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'. PTI
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