« Back to articlePrint this article

Ayushmann's brother to make debut as villain

May 30, 2014 15:18 IST

Aparshakti and Ayushmann KhurranaAyushmann Khurrana has announced that his younger brother Aparshakti is all set to play villain in a film called Babbu Ki Jawani.

Directed by first-timer Amritpal Singh Bindra, Babbu Ki Jawani also stars television actor Karan Wahi.

"It’s a film produced by UTV," says Ayushmann. "My brother is doing in his first film what I still haven't managed to -- play a negative role. The very first time I acted was in a play and I had played the ultimate villain, Shylock in Merchant Of Venice. I’d love to shock people by playing a negative character. With my dense eyebrows, I think I can pull it off.”

Ayushmann’s brother, who is a state-level football player, sees no problem in starting his movie career with a negative role.

Says Aparshakti, "The line dividing negative and positive roles have blurred in recent times. I don’t think an actor needs to worry about that. He just needs to focus on his acting.”

Having said that, Aparshakti admits he didn’t have much choice in the selection of his debut film. “I was working out of Delhi a year back and wasn’t really spoilt for options in Bollywood when I decided to make a career in film acting. I’ve done a film called Saat Uchakke, which Neeraj Pandey has produced. I had a positive role in that.”

Gazing pragmatically at his prospects in Bollywood, Aparshakti says, “I won’t say Babbu Ki Jawani is a dream launch. I wish there was a Karan Johar and Student Of Year for me. My brother and I are outsiders in Bollywood, we don't have producers waiting to cast us in tailor-made roles. I had great fun being mean in Babbu Ki Jawani."

“Not too many newcomers get dream launches. My brother was lucky with Vickey Donor. I saw no point in getting carried away and thinking I have my career is made just because I’m Ayushmann Khurrana’s brother. I decided to start with a quirky film,” he adds.

Subhash K Jha