We all are in awe of Aparshakti Khurana after watching Stree! The actor has done a phenomenal job along with Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi and needless to mention that he's here to stay. The actor, who stars as a cynical yet amiable Bittu in Stree, a horror-comedy with a subversive message about treating women with respect, however, believes one can become aware about a subject if the story is well told.
Aparshakti Khurana says believing that cinema can bring about a change is expecting a lot from a medium that primarily entertains. "Whenever you try to preach something, people will not accept or invite it into their lives. But if it is said in a light way, people understand it better and it is as true for films as it is for life."
"Films are never meant as solutions, they just provide entertainment value. You can become aware with that. No one watches 'Paan Singh Tomar' and becomes an athlete. You just go back and sleep with it," he told PTI in an interview.
Khurana, younger brother to actor Ayushmann Khurrana, says he was intrigued by the story of Stree, which has turned out to be a dark horse at the box office.
"It is a very real film with real world and real actors. Whenever you try to say something in a sincere way, it gets communicated no matter what the genre. The film might change the way people see horror genre in the country," he says.
On the work front, after Stree, the actor is looking forward to Rajma Chawal and Luka Chhupi. Speaking about getting projects, HT quoted Aparshkati as saying, "I am blessed to be [able to stay] busy. The patience I have been showing since the past eight or nine years, doing radio and theatre, is now paying off."
"I am shooting back-to-back, and I have Luka Chhupi (with Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan) next. God has been kind. I am just trying to work with the right people and the scripts which would help me to grow as an actor."