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Ayushmann Khurrana: You can’t view Anek through a commercial lens, this is not a 100-Crore film

Aayushmann Khurrana is currently ramping up for the release of his film Anek. Talking about the same in a recent interview, he said how Anek is not a commercial film but a crucial one.

Published: Tuesday,May 24, 2022 05:28 AM GMT-06:00
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Ayushmann Khurrana will reunite with his Article 15 director Anubhav Sinha for his upcoming film Anek. The actor-director duo will address yet another societal issue in the movie, which hinges around the nation's north-east issues and inhabitants.

In a recent interview with ETimes, Ayushmann discussed working on such a significant film as Anek, as well as his admiration for Fahadh Faasil and Malayalam cinema. Ayushmann remarked of establishing a balance at the box office

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He stated that, Dream Girl, Badhaai Ho, and Bala were light-hearted pictures, while An Action Hero would be a commercial film. One must make commercial films in order for films like Anek and Article 15 to be supported. You gain the courage to do movies like Anek and Article 15 because of your commercially successful flicks. That balance is crucial.

He further added, 

"Of course, you can’t view Anek through a commercial lens. This is not a 100-Crore film. It’s an important film." 

He also talked about his love for Malayalam cinema and mentioned about being a huge fan of Fahadh Faasil. 

"His films are not commercial per se. He listens to his heart",

the Bala actor quoted.

Staying rooted, and knowing the pulse of the audience, according to Ayushmann, is tremendously important. He remarked that one needs to know their nation better than knowing the world cinema to develop successful cinema. There is no greater achievement than being both an audience and a creator of art. 

Anek will be released in theatres globally on May 27, 2022. Ayushmann Khurrana, J.D. Chakravarthy, Andrea Kevichüsa, Manoj Pahwa, and Kumud Mishra feature in the film.

Anubhav Sinha Ayushmann Khurrana Anek 

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