On September 22, TIME released their list of 100 Most Influential People of 2020. The highly talented Ayushmann Khurrana is in that list and he is the only Indian actor to be in it this year.
Indian actress Deepika Padukone penned down a sweet little tribute to him. She said “I remember Ayushmann Khurrana vividly from his debut film, Vicky Donor. He had, of course, been a part of the entertainment industry in various 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“.
She further added, “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.”
Deepika also said “In India, with a population of more than 1.3 billion, only a tiny percentage of people see their dreams come alive, and Ayushmann Khurrana is one of them. You’re probably wondering, How? Talent and hard work. Sure, that goes without saying. But more important, patience, perseverance and fearlessness. A little insight for those who dare to dream.“
Ayushmann Khurrana has changed the game of cinema in India with his groundbreaking movies like Badhaai Ho, Andhadhun, Bala, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and more. His influence over the audience has gained him immense popularity worldwide. Him featuring in the Times’ list of 100 Most Influential People of 2020 is totally deserving.