I had to come out of the mould for this: Ayushmaan

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Bringing  unfamiliar subjects on celluloid, Ayushmann Khurrana realized it was time for him to change gears and experimented  by challenging himself as an actor.

In an interview, Ayushmann talked about why it was essential for him to pick up Sriram Raghavan's "Aandhadun".

"It was an intentional decision to move away from that space of doing slice-of-life films. I believe you don't have to change yourself with every film, establish yourself in a particular genre and then break the mould. If you are changing with every film then where is the surprise? You will get exhausted as an actor," he said.The actor says he realized that this film offered him the perfect opportunity to break away from the characters that he has been doing till now.

"I was ready to do this film as soon as possible. This film has  been a game changer for me as I have been doing slice-of-life films and I have established myself in a particular genre successfully. I wanted to break that, and come out of the mould." "We shot two scenes. We did certain blind scenes and it was great experience. I am a guitarist and he was convinced that I would learn piano as I know the chords."

What Ayushmann enjoyed the most, he says, is the way the "Badlapur" director narrated the story of this forthcoming film.He shares,"It was a very fascinating narration as he will ask you questions in between like 'what will happen next' as he wants to gauge the reaction of the actor. That keeps you on your toes and you keep thinking, what is going to happen now”.
In this genre, Ayushmann feels it is important for actors to do their job earnestly as there is no method to get it right.

"One has to live  that character and those lines. Whatever the body language is, you have to imbibe that in  your role. It is a different zone. Acting in slice-of-life is easier than this as there was no reference point. Playing blind pianist was doubly challenging."

Releasing on October 5, "Aandhadun" also  features Tabu and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles.

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