Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan in Gulabo Sitabo: Simply magic on screen
Ayushmann Khurrana, basking in yet another success with his Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, is already looking towards the “Biggie” with Amitabh Bachchan.
The actor’s next release is Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, a project that he describes as a sweet, simple film about the banter between a tenant and a landlord.
“Gulabo Sitabo is an extremely simple film... I’m the tenant, Bachchan sir is the landlord and we are always at loggerheads. It’s as simple as that,” Ayushmann said about the film which reunites him with Sircar eighth years after their hit, Vicky Donor. “The magic is sometimes, you find simplicity most exciting in life and that’s what the film is about.”
Ayushmann, who has teamed up with Bachchan for the first time, says working with the 77-year-old icon was a learning experience.
“Bachchan sir is amazing. What I marvel about him is that he’s so well prepared always. He will know your lines also. It is not easy to act in front of him. You have to be on your toes,” he said.
Ayushmann has, over the years, built an onscreen image of doing socially relevant films, touching on topics ranging from balding to now, homosexuality.
The actor says he’s “full of gratitude” for the work and love coming his way and feels for one to continue doing relatable films, it’s important to keep an ear to the ground.
“It’s important to know what’s going around. I dwell on relatable subjects. If you are unapproachable with the common folk, where will you get your fodder from?”