Casting director asked me to show my ‘tool’, I refused: Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana recalls a casting couch incident at the beginning of his career and how he got out of it
The name Ayushmann Khurrana needs no introduction today. The actor has made sure to leave a lasting impression on every project he works on. Ayushmann Khurana’s talents and choices have made him one of the most bankable stars in the industry.
However, it was not always sunshine and success for him. In an interview with Pinkvilla the actor opened up about his casting couch experience, he said “A casting director had informed me, ‘I’ll provide the lead position in case you confirmed me your software.’ I informed him I’m straight and I politely refused his supply.” The actor made his movie debut in 2012, with Vicky Donor and there has been no stopping him since. He has made a career out of choosing the most unusual scripts and turning them into gold with his performances.
Recalling his early days as an auditioning actor, the actor explained how he had to face a lot of rejections, he said, “Initially, there was once auditions the place they took your solo scene a look at. Then all of a sudden, the quantity began growing and there could be 50 folks in the identical room. Once I protested, they requested me to depart. So I’ve confronted rejections.”
Ayushmann Khurrana’s last movie Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan was deemed a hit, loved by the audience and critics alike. His next is a comedy-drama with Amitabh Bachchan and Shoojit Sircar.