Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana is exploring the thriller genre through Sriram Raghavan’s next, in which he plays a blind piano player and yet shows audiences his action avatar. (photo provided)

MUMBAI—Ayushmann Khurrana will be seen pulling off some realistic action stunts in Sriram Raghavan’s untitled next. The poster-boy for slice-of-life films has delivered hits with feel-good content like “Vicky Donor,” “Dum Laga Ke Haisha,” “Bareilly Ki Barfi” and “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.”

Khurrana is now exploring the thriller genre through Raghavan’s next, in which he plays a blind piano player and yet shows audiences his action avatar. This blind man gets into a crisis, and he needs to fend for himself and escape. “Since he is a blind man, he cannot do illogical action that we see in our movies. It will be extremely real, gritty and believable,” noted a media release. Yes, we guess he has to be “Kaabil” (competent) at all of it!

Khurrana has jumped off the first floor of the building without harness and protection on the ground. There is said to be a technique to pull this off without getting hurt, and he practiced it and perfected the shot. There are several chase sequences (!) that Khurrana will pull off along with a couple of realistic hand-to-hand action sequences.

Raghavan is clear that it has to be convincing to audiences that a person with disability can pull off these sequences. For the first time, the actor is getting a taste of action, and he is loving it, the release said further.

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