A good film can flop, but never be forgotten, believes actor Ayushmann Khurrana as he reflects on the poor run of his last theatrical release An Action Hero. The film, which opened to rave reviews last December, couldn’t do wonders at the box office.
Ayushmann, who has been going through a rough-patch at the box office despite his films earning acclaim—like the way they used to pre-pandemic—said it’s all about timing, as sometimes a movie ends up getting immense love, despite being a washout.
When asked about An Action Hero’s box office, the actor said, “Waqt waqt ki baat hai. It’s like jigsaw puzzle, it’s important that you have to fit. That timing was not right maybe… As an actor the process is important. If you understand that and enjoy it (then good). In the long term, a film gets its due. Like, Lamhe didn’t work but over the years, it got a lot of love.”
The actor was speaking at the trailer launch of his latest comedy Dream Girl 2. The film marks his fifth theatrical release post pandemic after movies like Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Anek, Doctor G and An Action Hero. Also starring Ananya Panday, Dream Girl 2 is a sequel to the hit 2019 film Dream Girl, which was one of the biggest hits of Ayushmann Khurrana.
“Dream Girl 2 is very unique. It is a mass entertainer. The palette of this film is full theatrical, it is a family entertainer. Usually, my subject based films are meant for multiplexes but Dream Girl is the only film that worked in smaller towns, and big cities,” he said and called the new film an “organic sequel”.
Directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, Dream Girl 2 also stars Asrani, Paresh Rawal, Abhishek Banerjee, Rajpal Yadav, Manjot Singh and Vijay Raaz. The film will release on August 25 and will be the first theatrical release of Ayushmann Khurrana this year.