Ayushmann Khurrana has been named among the world’s 100 most influential people by the Time’s Magazine. The ‘Badhai Ho’ actor took to his Instagram handle to share how honoured he was to be a part of the group. He shares the honour with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who, too, has been named in the list.
Posting a picture on the Instagram handle, Ayushmann wrote, “ TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the world is out, I’m honoured to be a part of this group: time.com/time100 @TIME #TIME100.” The post was showered with thousands of ‘likes’ within a few minutes and congratulations began pouring in for the actor.
Ayushmann says, “I’m truly humbled with the recognition that TIME has bestowed on me. As an artiste, I have only looked to contribute towards bringing a positive change in society through cinema and this moment is a huge validation of my belief system and my journey. I have always believed that cinema has the power to bring about change by triggering the right conversations among people and society. Hopefully, through my content choices, I have been able to contribute towards my country and countrymen.”
Soon after the post, the Padmavat actress, Deepika Padukone also appreciated the actor’s film choices in the magazine, “I remember Ayushmann Khurrana vividly from his debut film, Vicky Donor. He had, of course, been a aprt of the entertainment industry in varous other ways for several years before that, but the reason you and I talk about him today is because of the impact he has been able to create through memorable films and iconic characters. Where male protagonist roles often fall into the trap of stereotypical masculinity, Ayushmann has successfully and convincingly transformed into characters who challenge those very stereotypes.”
Adding to this, Deepika Padukone said that besides talent and hard work, patience, perseverance and fearlessness are also characteristics of those who dare to dream, just like Ayushmann.
Adding to the list of well-wishers included Ayushmann’s Badhai Ho co-star, Neena Gupta, who wrote, “Oh amazing!” Rapper Badshah wrote, “More power.” Mrunal Thakur commented, “Wow, There you go.” South actor Aishwarya Lekshmi commented, “Woah!!! That’s huge! So happy for you!” Lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho also wrote, “Congrats bro so well deserved.” Manav Vij dropped several clap emojis in the comment section of the actor’s post.
Ayushmann Khurrana has made his debut as a sperm donor in ‘Vicky Donor’ and soon went on to depict a blind man in ‘Andhadhun’, a man suffering from erectile dysfunction in ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’, a gay man in ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’, and a bald man in ‘Bala’. He had also collected praises for his performances in ‘Dum Laga ke Haisha’, ‘Bareilly ki Barfi’, ‘Article 15’ and ‘Dream Girl.’