Ayushmann Khurrana To Play An Athlete In an Abhishek Kapoor Directed “Progressive Love Story”
Ayushmann Khurrana is all set to play a cross-functional athlete in his next project. The film that is being dubbed as a “progressive love story” will be directed by Abhishek Kapoor. The Bollywood project is currently untitled and is expected to go in production by October this year.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s next will see him in the role of an athlete. We don’t know what sports the actor’s character will specialise in but since the description mentions “cross-functional” we’re guessing it’s more than one. This is exciting news for fans since this is his first time playing an athlete. Described as a “beautiful, progressive love story”, the film marks a new chapter in the star’s filmography. Joining the actor on the project is director Abhishek Kapoor who is best known for hits like Rock On!!, Fitoor and Kai Po Che. This marks Abhishek’s first team-up with Ayushmann. As per reports in The Indian Express, the director dropped some details about the project teasing a physical transformation for the actor. He said, “Ayushmann plays a cross-functional athlete in the film and he will have to go through a physical transformation that he hasn’t done before. It’s quite a challenge and he’s committed to it,”
Ayushmann Khurrana is fresh off his Gulabo Sitabo success on Amazon Prime Video in which he was seen alongside Amitabh Bachchan. Gulabo Sitabo also featured the actor with a physical transformation courtesy a prosthetic belly. From what we know of his upcoming film, it looks like the character is quite the opposite with an athletic build. The actor said as much promising a never-seen-before look, “It will present me in an all-new avatar. I have never looked like this on-screen and I’m looking forward to seeing the reaction of audiences.” he said.
Calling it an emotional film Ayushmann revealed that the plot is “a beautiful progressive love story that will also touch your hearts,”
Ayushmann Khurrana’s seemingly never-ending rise with hit films like Andhadhun, Article 15 and the groundbreaking Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan continued with Gulabo Sitabo and now, we hear his next project isn’t that far off. The film goes into production in October this year (if things go as planned) and is eyeing a 2021 release date.
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