Among the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, Ayushmann Khurrana is the only Indian actor who has been named in the list this year.
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 honoured to be a part of this group: time.com/time100 @TIME #TIME100.”
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The post was showered with thousands of ‘likes’ within a few minutes and congratulations began pouring in for the Article 15 actor.
Ayushmann says, “I’m truly humbled with the recognition that TIME has bestowed on me. As an artist, I have only looked to contribute towards bringing a positive change in society through cinema and this moment is a huge validation of my belief system and my journey. I have always believed that cinema has the power to bring about change by triggering the right conversations among people and society. Hopefully, through my content choices, I have been able to contribute to my country and countrymen.”
For the uninitiated, Ayushmann 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.