Ayushmann Khurrana, known for playing North-Indian roles on-screen, will be seen as a Maharashtrian in upcoming biopic Hawaizaada but he says the film is not a conscious effort on his part to change his image.
The 30-year-old actor, who has been a part of romantic-comedies
like Vicky Donor, Nautanki Saala and
Bewakoofiyan, is doing a period drama for the first
Hawaizaada is based on the life of Indian scientist
Shivkar Bapuji Talpade (played by Ayushmann), who is credited to
have constructed India's first unmanned plane.
"It is not a conscious effort to change my image. I have never
planned my life. Things happen organically. Director Vibhu Puri met
me two years back just after I finished Vicky
"Hawaizaada is a story of an unsung hero. By default it
was an image change for me as so far I have played the
quintessential North Indian guy but for the first time I will play
a Marathi guy," Ayushmann said.
The film also stars Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Sharda in
pivotal roles. The movie is set in Bombay, 1895.
Ayushmann said Hawaizaada was not an easy film
because his role required him to change his body language and way
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