New Delhi: In the last couple of months, actor Ayushmann Khurrana delivered two hits - Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. R S Prasanna, director of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, says Ayushmann 'understands the importance of reasonable budget films' and is 'very dependable,' reports news agency PTI. Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan are both small budget films and have continued to do a fair business at the box office. In Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, also starring Bhumi Pednekar, Ayushmann suffers from 'gent's problem' but is unable to discuss the issues with his fiancee or family as it is still considered to be a taboo in the Indian society. "Ayushmann came on board for this role, which goes beyond typical, because he has a knack for marrying content with commerce. He also understands how important reasonable budgets are today. He has proven to be very dependable and a winner for me," R S Prasanna said in a statement, reports PTI.
- Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is 'unstoppable' at the box office
- Ayushmann Khurrana made his Bollywood debut in 2012
- Ayushmann had releases three this year
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh describes Shubh Mangal Saavdhan's box office score as 'unstoppable.' The film released on September 1 and has so far earned over Rs 31.86 crore while Bareilly Ki Barfi, which hit the screens last month, currently stands at Rs 32.23 crore. The Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari-directed film also starred Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao.
Ayushmann Khurrana, 32, singer-turned-actor, made his Bollywood debut with 2012's hit Vicky Donor. In the last five years, the actor starred in films like Nautanki Saala, Bewakoofiyaan, Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Meri Pyaari Bindu. 2014's Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which marked Bhumi's debut in the industry, won two National Awards.
Ayushmann has earlier confessed that he thinks he is best suited for 'unconventional roles.' "I think I am meant for unconventional films, which is why I will be skeptical if choosing any conventional films. I think we all have to carve our own niche in the cinema industry. And these kinds of films work for me - whether it is Vicky Donor, Dum Laga Ke Haisha and now Shubh Mangal Saavdhan," Ayushamann earlier told IANS.
(With PTI inputs)