This is why other big actors of Bollywood REFUSED to do AndhaDhun before Ayushmann Khurrana

AndhaDhun was not only a commercial success but also earned various awards. But before Ayushmann Khurrana, various Bollywood biggies refused to do the film. Here's why.

This is why other big actors of Bollywood REFUSED to do AndhaDhun before Ayushmann Khurrana This is why other big actors of Bollywood REFUSED to do AndhaDhun before Ayushmann Khurrana Source : Press

Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte who were featured in AndhaDhun, earned critical acclaim while the film also turned out to be one of the hits of 2018. AndhaDhun also won three National awards this year for Best Hindi Film Award, Best Actor Award and an Award for screenplay writer. Not only that but it was also felicitated at the Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne. Even Sriram Raghavan won the best director award for this project.

But before all this, director Sriram Raghavan faced some issues before Ayushmann Khurrana came on board as the lead director. Several big actors of Bollywood refused to do the film as they weren't convinced of Sriram's vision nor did they see the commercial merit in AndhaDhun. Sriram during an interview with IFFM said, "A lot of big actors said no to the film. They couldn't understand how the movie would pan out. At the time, we didn't have the complete script. And I was like, if they can't understand it now, then it's fine because they won't suit the role."

Ayushmann Khurrana's name wasn't on the director's list until Ayushmann himself texted him. Ayushmann in an interview revealed how he texted Sriram and even asked him to take an audition of his for the role. He said, "I had gotten to know the one-liner that a blind pianist witnessed a murder. That is quite an oxymoron. So, I was quite fascinated by that and I came to know that Sriram Raghavan is directing this film. Working with him was a part of my bucket list. I always wanted to work with him, so I texted him. This is the first time I texted a director after becoming an established actor. I met him and asked him, ‘why don't you take an audition of mine?'. Next day, he took my screen test, and we did a couple of scenes. He loved it."


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