Aditya Chopra is famous for taking personal interest in every aspect of films that come out of his production house Yash Raj Films. Hence, it didn't come as a surprise for Ayushmann Khurranna who is starting his stint with Chopra, courtesy BEWAKOOFIYAAN.
For starters, Adi wanted a slight image transformation for his lead hero. He felt that while it would be good for the actor to maintain his characteristic simplicity and innocence as demonstrated in VICKY DONOR and NAUTANKI SAALA, there had to be a change in physical appearance. The mandate was clear – Ayushmann had to get into a 'hero like' shape despite the realistic set up of Nupur Asthana directed affair.
Ayushmann took this in his stride and the first line of action for the youngster was to control his fat intake.
Smiles Ayushmann, 'Yes, Nupur tells me that she got a brief from Adi that chalo, iss ladke ko hot bana do. Since my character in the film plays squash, I had to be fit. Adi personally asked me to work out a lot more. He said that while people know that I can act and sing, I had to also look better now.'
Come Friday and it would be interesting to see how far has Ayushmann has gone ahead in following this mandate from the head honcho at Yash Raj Films.