Times Magazine has issued its list of 100 Most Influential People for 2020 and Indian actor Ayushmann Khurrana is among those. The actor is naturally honored to be a part of the list where he stands as the only Indian actor.
“I’m truly humbled with the recognition that TIME has bestowed on me. As an artist, I have only looked to contribute towards bringing a positive change in society through cinema and this moment is a huge validation of my belief system and my journey,” the Vicky Donor actor took to Instagram and shared his joy.
“I have always believed that cinema has the power to bring about change by triggering the right conversations among people and society. Hopefully, through my content choices, I have been able to contribute towards my country and countrymen,” added Ayushmann who is known for his unique films.
Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone was also praised for the actor who has worked his way up in the industry with hard work for many years.
“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,” Deepika was quoted by Times Magazine.
“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,” the starlet added.