Ayushmann, who plays the lead in the latest Yash Raj Films'
(YRF) production, said since the film has picked up a good momentum
in India, the plans for its further release are afloat.
"We are releasing the film internationally probably this
weekend. We had a platform release of Dum Laga Ke
Haisha in India. I think it was a good decision by YRF to
gauge the audience's reaction by releasing it in limited
"Depending upon the word-of-mouth and the requests we are
getting from our fans outside India, we are releasing it
worldwide," Ayushmann told.
In the film, which hit theatres last Friday, Ayushmann is
playing a loser who gets married to an over-weight woman much
against his desire.
"It was a very real film and there was a brief from Sharat
Katariya (director) to only react to situations. We were not
supposed to act. It was very situation-based and we all played
rooted characters," he said.
Set in the '90s, it was a treat for Ayushmann to relive his
years of growing-up with the film.
"I am a big fan of '90s. People might say that it was a dark era
for Bollywood as we had similar films and songs but I feel it was a
brilliant time. If we talk about the cinema goers of today's time,
all of them spent their adolescence years in that era. We get
nostalgic when we hear songs of that period," he said.
The 'Vicky Donor' star contributed his inputs to the
director to make the storyline more engaging.
"Sharat is a brilliant filmmaker. His sense of timing and
language is awesome. Since we both belong to Delhi, we understand
the psyche of the UP. He researched a lot about the place
(Haridwar) but when we were filming it, I gave my suggestions too.
The ideas of voice-over before the song and the costumes of Prem
were mine," he said.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha saw casting director Bhumi
Pednekar making her debut in Bollywood but Ayushmann said nobody
believed on the set that she was a newcomer.
"Bhumi is a good actress. Every casting director has a nose for
acting because they witness the growth of every actors. She knows
to extract the best," he said.
Ayushmann's last release Hawaizaada, a biopic on
Marathi scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, did not do well at the
"I am close to every project of mine be it a hit or a flop. I
own every film. The ones which don't do well are like weaker
children. Yes, I was feeling down after 'Hawaizaada' but
'Dum Laga...' made me happy again," he said.