Rabindra Dhungel, 24 september 2020. The prestigious international magazine Time has released a list of the 100 most influential people in the world this year. Among them are five Indians, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Dr. Ravindra Gupta of Indian descent living in the UK, grandmother Bilkis from the Shahin Bagh movement and Bollywood hero Ayushman Khurana.
Ayushman Khurana has received this honor for promoting a specific type of cinema in Hindi cinema which has a social theme and about which there is less talk at home or in the society.
Ayushman Khurana’s first film managed to draw the attention of millions of people to the world of cinema and his film began to attract the world. The only cast from this year’s Influential Person category to survive is Bollywood, which includes Selena Gomez, The Weekend, director of the movie Parasito, Bong Jun Ho, Phoebe Wall Bridge and Michael Cole.
After being named one of Time Magazine’s 2020 Most Influential People, Ayushman said, “I humbly accept this honor. As an artist, I have tried to bring positive change in the society through cinema and this moment has encouraged my faith and my journey. I have always tried to make some changes in the film and will continue to be a catalyst to start a proper discussion between us and the society.
I will do something for my country and the people by choosing the subject of my film. ‘Before him, actresses Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone were listed by Time as the most influential people in the world.
Deepika wrote in Time about Ayushman, ‘While the role of a male protagonist is primarily about stereotypical masculinity, Ayushman has successfully and confidently transformed those characters into challenging characters. India has a population of 1.3 billion and only a few percent fulfill their dreams and life expectancy is one of them.
He has proven how to achieve success with his art and hard work. The most important are patience, happiness and fearlessness. This title is given to the person who dares to dream. ‘Ayushman’s first film is Vicky Donner. His successful films are Article 15, Dum Lagake Haisa, Dream Girl, Badhai Ho, Shubh Mangal Sadhavan, Bala, Dream Girl, Andhadhun, Bareli Ki Barfi, Pyari Bindu, Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan.