Apart from being.a genius actor, what makes Ayushmann Khurrana stand out and so likeable is his artistic genius. He is a man of poetry, literature and art — sensitive and thoughtful at the core of it. He has also been one to challenge the idea of masculinity in the movie industry by taking up some rather path-breaking roles in films like Shubh Mangal Savdhaan and Dream Girl.
The actor posted a video on his Instagram and shared a couple of thoughts about a poet he recently discovered called Pallavi Trivedi. He says that he loved how she challenged the conventional ideas and age-old definitions of masculinity. A man is normally looked at as someone who needs to conceal his emotions not cry. Here, he reads out a few lines from her poems that stuck with him which speak about never looking down on a man who can show his emotions and giving him the space to be vulnerable in a relationship.
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We are all self-isolating currently and for me, I can pass days writing and reading poetry & books. I have come across some lovely gems written by some of the most incredible, new, young poets & writers of our generation. I will be regularly sharing them to the world and engage with people on the writings that have inspired me. Hopefully, in these times, some people will find a lot of hope and solace in these writings. I hope we are all taking care of ourselves and doing our best to flatten the curve. My prayers with everyone.
Aren’t these lines so beautiful? We would so love Ayushmann to share more of his findings with us!
The actor was recently seen in film Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan where he played a homosexual man. Here, he was not the ‘hero’ of the film saving the heroine but just a normal man with his own vulnerabilities and insecurities trying to fight for his right to love.
He will next be seen in Shoojit Sircar‘s Gulabo Sitabo alongside Amitabh Bachchan.