Mumbai: Ayushmann Khurrana’s dream run at the box office has continued with Bala as he delivered his 7th hit in a row. With Bala now crossing 100 crore at the counters, it becomes Ayushmann’s third 100 crore blockbuster of his career and his 2nd 100 crores hit this year itself after Dream Girl.
The versatile star is, of course, ecstatic with Bala’s run at the box office. “Every artist wants their film to reach the maximum number of people, entertain them and leave them with a thought or a message to take home. I have been fortunate enough to find such brilliant scripts at the first place and backed them whole-heartedly,” he says.
Ayushmann is a bonafide star now, a thoroughly bankable actor who can be counted upon to shoulder a project on his own and also keep discovering the best films for audiences. He says, “While I have always believed in the concept of art for art sake, I do realise that for an industry to thrive and grow, it is necessary that the films do really well. So, more than my personal milestones of 100 crore hits, I’m happy that I could contribute towards the growth of my industry as well as present some really good films to audiences in the process.”
For Ayushmann, Bala has taken a very special place in his heart given the film’s positive messaging of self-love to society. He says, “Bala is a special film with important messages for the people of my country and so it’s really spectacular to see the love that audiences have showered on the film and me. I’m thrilled with the appreciation that the film has earned because I take a lot of time to hunt and curate the scripts that I feel is the best to convert into theatrical movies."
Always the one to credit his entire team for his successes, Ayushmann says, “I share this special moment with the entire team of Bala especially my brilliant director Amar Kaushik, my producer Dinesh Vijan and my two leading ladies Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam and the entire team for working so hard in making Bala a gem of a film.”