Ayushmann Khurrana opens up on how he landed to become Vicky Donor and other quips from his shooting days
Ayushmann Khurrana who stepped into Bollywood with Vicky Donor made his mark with his very first content-driven film. Since then, Ayushmann went on to deliver some of the best stories so far. But recently, the actor opened up about what attracted him to take up the unconventional role of a sperm donor. Scroll down to find out.
Do you know? Ayushmann Khurrana was real life Vicky Donor
In conversation with an entertainment portal, Ayushmann Khurrana recounted his story of how he landed the role of Vicky Arora. He revealed what attracted him to take up the script and his reaction when he first heard about sperm donation. Ayushmann told the daily that director Shoojit Sircar was hunting for a 20-year-old, an eccentric-Punjabi guy to essay the lead role for his rom-com, Vicky Donor.
The story which you would love to hear
Before taking up the project, Ayushmann had known what sperm donation is. He recalled that for his stint in Roadies back in 2004 required him to donate to a sperm bank in Allahabad as part of a task and he had actually done it. He further went on to say, “Seven years later, when we were filming Vicky Donor, Shoojit da was pleasantly surprised that I not only knew about the process but it also didn’t make me cringe. I had been bowled over by the script!
Ayushmann Khurrana further added, “We had some cricket scenes in the film which were my favorites as I had played the spot at the district level. Shoojit da is a chilling-out director, he never shot for more than eight hours and every day after pack-up, we’d play cricket.”
But, the actor despite being nervous was very confident and in the skin of his character. He revealed that having worked in the television world extensively before that, he had turned down almost six lead roles. “Thanks to my previous gig which gave me a journalistic perspective, I’d seen the highs and lows and knew how important a script is for a film. I was looking for that one unique project and the search ended with Vicky Donor.” The actor told an entertainment portal.