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Ayushmann Khurrana only Indian actor on Time’s 100 most influential list, Deepika Padukone praises actor

Ayushmann Khurrana has been named among world’s 100 most influential people by the Time Magazine. The actor took to Instagram to share how “honoured” he was to be a part of the group. He shares the honour with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who, too, has been named in the list.

He wrote on Instagram, “TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the world is out, I’m honored to be a part of this group: time.com/time100 @TIME #TIME100.” The post was showered with thousands of ‘likes’ within a few minutes and congratulations began pouring in for the Article 15 actor.

Tiger Shroff and Ayushmann’s Badhaai Ho co-star Neena Gupta liked the post. Neena also reacted, “Oh amazing!” Rapper Badshah wrote, “More power.” Mrunal Thakur commented, “Wow, There you go.” South actor Aishwarya Lekshmi commented, “Woah!!! Thats huge! So happy for you!” Lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho also wrote, “Congrats bro so well deserved.” Manav Vij dropped several clap emojis in the comments section

Deepika Padukone wrote in praise of Ayushmann in the magazine, “I remember Ayushmann Khurrana vividly from his debut film, Vicky Donor. He had, of course, been a part of the entertainment industry in various other ways for several years before that, but the reason you and I talk about him today is because of the impact he has been able to create through memorable films and iconic characters. Where male protagonist roles often fall into the trap of stereotypical masculinity, Ayushmann has successfully and convincingly transformed into characters who challenge those very stereotypes.”

She said that besides “talent and hard work”, “patience, perseverance and fearlessness” are also the characteristics of those who dare to dream, just like Ayushmann.

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Ayushmann had made his debut as a sperm donor in Vicky Donor and went on to depict a blind man in Andhadhun, a man suffering from erectile dysfunction in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, a gay man in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and a bald man in Bala. He is also known for his performance in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Article 15 and Dream Girl.

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