Debut films are always super special and monumental for every actor, isn’t it? But sometimes, some debut films end up being iconic because they end up giving us some superstars who win hearts all over. Vicky Donor is one such iconic debut that gave us the very talented and amazing, Ayushmann Khurrana.
Just today, Ayushmann took to his social media to pen a note about how it’s been 9 whole years since he first appeared on the silver screen for the first time. Saying that that day in 2012 ‘feels like yesterday’, he goes down memory lane, remembering his times filming with the entire cast.
If I look back now, it seems like yesterday. The year 2012 and now it’s 2021. Coincidentally they’re the same jumbled digits. This shot reminds me of composing the line “kothe utte baeh ke akhiyaan milaunde”, I had written this verse of Paani Da Rang while I was shooting on this location, close to Rajouri Garden in Delhi. With perpetual butterflies in my stomach, I shot for this film, playing cricket or football with shoojit da, post pack up, every single day. Thank you Shoojit da for being a great mentor. Thank you Juhi for coming up with this benchmark of a script and altering the course of Hindi cinema. Thank you Ronnie da for being the coolest producer. And thank you big bro John Abraham for backing this gem. I owe it to you guys! Thank you Yami, Annu ji, Dolly ji, Veera, Negi ji, Jogi ji and the entire team. Thank you universe for realising my big Bollywood dream.
Well, I am so glad he got to realise his Bollywood dream with Vicky Donor, and the rest as they say, is history!
From doing films like Vicky Donor, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Dum Lagake Haisha and more, he has always broken barriers and pushed the envelope, inspiring a complete genre of real and impactful filmmaking. I am sure Ayushmann has some absolutely great things in store for us in the times to come and I can’t wait for him to weave his magic on the big screen very soon!