How Films With "Disruptive Subjects" Helped In "Empowering" Ayushmann Khurrana As An Artiste

"I debuted in Bollywood with a bold taboo subject of sperm donation in Vicky Donor," wrote Ayushmann Khurrana

How Films With 'Disruptive Subjects' Helped In 'Empowering' Ayushmann Khurrana As An Artiste

Ayushmann in a still from the video. (courtesy ayushmannk)


  • 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' clocked 4 years on Wednesday
  • "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan gave me the courage," wrote Ayushmann
  • "I returned to this territory," he added
New Delhi:

As Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar's film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan clocked 4 years on Wednesday, the actor decided to look back at his journey as an actor. He shared an extensive note with respect to Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and wrote about how the film helped "embracing subject that was disruptive." He also talked about his debut film Vicky Donor, which dealt with the topic of sperm donation. Ayushmann wrote in his note: "I debuted in Bollywood with a bold taboo subject of sperm donation in Vicky Donor, thanks to Shoojit Da, and that showed me how the audience was changing and embracing subjects that was disruptive. With Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, I returned to this territory with Aanand L Rai and RS Prasanna. Their genius was in sensitively showing a subject like erectile dysfunction and making it entertaining and supremely palatable for audiences to engage."

The National Award winning actor added in his note that films like Vicky Donor and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan "reinstated" his belief that "the people of India want to discuss taboo topics out in the open and in their own way address them for the good of society."

The actor, who has been a part of several social comedies in his career, signed off his note with these words: "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan gave me the courage to pick my subsequent films and put all my faith behind it. I thank everyone associated with this film for empowering me as an artiste."

Read Ayushmann Khurrana's post here:

On the work front, Ayushmann Khurrana was last seen in Shoojit Sircar's Gulabo Sitabo with Amitabh Bachchan, which released on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video, last year. The actor, who made his Bollywood debut with Shoojit Sircar's Vicky Donor in 2012, is best-known for starring in critically-acclaimed as well as hit films like Badhaai Ho, Dream Girl, Bala, Article 15, Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Bareilly Ki Barfi among others.

The actor received a National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the 2018 film AndhaDhun. The actor's upcoming projects include Doctor G and Anek.