Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar start shooting for Bala
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is feeling the excitement in the air as he has started shooting for Bala here. “Excitement is in the hair…err air. The shooting for Bala begins today,” Ayushmann tweeted on Monday.
The film is about a man who is balding prematurely and how he deals with it. Producer Dinesh Vijan’s Bala also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam. While Bhumi plays a dusky small town educated woman, Yami essays the role of a supermodel based in Lucknow. The film is being directed by Amar Kaushik.
Bhumi too shared the news of the start of shoot of the film. This will be the third time Ayushmann and Bhumi have been paired together, after Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017).
“This time, last year we were shooting Stree, and it’s surreal that we are starting another film with Amar today. Bala is entertaining, witty and lovable, and we have a great cast to tell this story,” Vijan said in a statement.
According to a source, Ayushmann’s nickname in the film is Bala and thus the title. The film also features Saurab Shukla, Jaaved Jaaferi and Seema Pahwa in pivotal roles. It will be shot in Kanpur as well.
Ayushmann, who made his Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor (2012) and has grown from strength to strength, says it is not easy for an outsider to find a place in Bollywood. The actor is glad that he got the right kind of support from the filmmakers, and has acknowledged that it pushes him to “deliver every single time”.
“It is not easy to be an outsider and find your feet in Bollywood. I feel that as an actor, I have been truly blessed that all my directors believed in me and trusted me with their films,” Ayushmann told IANS.
“I find their love and belief truly humbling and it pushes me to deliver every single time I face the camera. Secondly, it is the right kind of scripts that you choose, I’ve always believed that content is the king. There is a certain self-belief, an affirmation that my choices are working.” The actor has been roped in as the brand ambassador of globally renowned watch brand Daniel Wellington.