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Ayushmann Khurrana Turns Guest On Show That Rejected Him!
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It was a surreal moment for VJ-turned-Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana when he was
called upon to mentor the contestants in the upcoming season of
India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj. He says that it was the
same show that rejected him many years ago when he came for an
The 29-year-old, who came into the limelight after winning the
second season of MTV Roadies, recollects how he was
rejected for India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj just because
of his unconventional looks.
"It was the spring of 2003 when I auditioned for season one of
India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj and I was rejected," Ayushmann said here Thursday at the press conference to launch the
show along with actress Parineeti Chopra and director Vijay
"It's quite surreal that I am on the panel as friend (and) as a
Bollywood buddy this time. I remember in 2003 I was this nerdy
looking thin guy with spectacles. (I was) not six feet tall
conventional hero. But that was ten years back," he added.
"Now times have changed and it is the golden era of Indian
cinema. We have gone beyond nepotism. This is the time where
anybody with decent amount of talent can be an actor," said
Ayushmann, who made a successful Bollywood debut with 2012 film
"Doors (of Indian cinema) are open for everyone. This is the
golden era of Indian cinema and anybody can be an actor," Ayushmann
The third season of India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj will
go on air on Zee TV soon. While it will be judged by Sonali
Bendre and Vijay Krishna Acharya. Hussain Kuwajerwala will be seen
as a host.
Besides Ayushmann and Parineeti will be seen as mentors to the
contestants on the show.