Ayushmann Khurrana is gearing up for the release of his upcoming movie An Action Hero. This is the actor’s 3 movie in the year 2022 after Anek and Doctor G. Unfortunately, both movies performed poorly at the box office, also his 2021 movie Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui didn’t do wonders. Recently, Ayushmann Khurrana addressed why his last three movies Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Anek, and Doctor G failed in theaters.
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui focuses on the LGBTQ community starring Vaani Kapoor as a transwoman. The movie made a business of ₹33.64 crore gross. His next release was Anubhav Sinha’s directorial Anek in May 2022 and it barely earned Rs 9.7 crore at the box office. Khurrana’s latest release Doctor G alongside Rakul Preet Singh earned Rs 31.49 crore.
In a recent interview with OTT Play, the 38 years old actor told if he is affected by his consecutive film failures. He said, “I started with movies on taboo subjects. I suppose the type of subjects—it has to be a community viewing, and it has to have a wider film—the kids have also been watching. In fact, my last three films, including an LGBTQ film (Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui), really don’t do well commercially because, unfortunately, our country is homophobic.”
He further spoke about Anek and Doctor G, “Then there was Anek, a docudrama that was a very niche in terms of the tone of the film. Doctor G was an A-rated film, and given the kind of certification it got, the film did decently well in theatres. For a while, that was my learning for making a film.”
He continued, “If I stop taking risks, I will be conventional. I have always been unconventional, and I make those choices. I will be taking them in the future as well, regardless of success or failure. I just keep pushing the boundaries, and that’s the beauty of the budgeting of the films, too. My films are mostly low- to mid-budget, so no one loses money and I can afford to take risks.”
Talking about his latest release An Action Hero, it is about a Bollywood Hero whose life turns upside down after he accidentally kills someone with his car. The movie will tell how his life is changed when someone tries to take revenge. An Action Hero is set to release in theaters on 2nd December 2022.