- Ayushmann's film with Sriram Raghvan will be a thriller
- As a character, this will definitely shock people: Ayushmann
- Ayushmann was last seen in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
"I don't want to change myself with every film. Let me settle for this and then I'll do a makeover so that it should be a shocker for people. So as a character, this will definitely shock people," Ayushmann added. Though the actor is tight-lipped about the film, he confirmed it is not titled Shoot The Piano Player as was being reported.
This is the first time Ayushmann is collaborating with Sriram Raghavan, who has previously directed films such as Ek Hasina Thi, Johnny Gaddaar and Badlapur. Ayushmann, who has featured in films like Vicky Donor, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Barailey Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, says he is drawn to realistic stories due to his upbringing.
The 32-year-old says more than Hollywood, he grew up watching Bollywood movies and his struggling days helped him connect with the masses more. "I know songs from the Fifties and Sixties, I can tell you the names of the lyricists also. I am proud of knowing films of my country. That keeps me real. I love doing films which are real, relatable because I come from a theatre background, I travelled everywhere with my group and interacted with the masses. Then I joined radio which has a direct connect and I think that connect translated into films," said Ayushmann.
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