Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says he is a huge fan of Aamir Khan's work and that he learnt something from the superstar even before he stepped into Bollywood. It is a lesson that has helped him in his journey to stardom.
Ayushmann shared that he purposely didn't see the original version of "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", which is a remake of the Tamil film "Kalyana Samayal Saadham", because of the lesson he received from Aamir.
"I did not watch the original and still haven't seen the original! I guess that's my method of going for a script. If someone offers me a remake, I don't watch the original, I just read the script. Sometimes the humour, the essence, the emotions are lost in the translation and it happens more than often," Ayushmann said.
He added: "Also, I get quite inspired from an actor when I'm watching the original film. So, it's difficult to bring my own thing to the screen. So, I just read the script and react to that."
Ayushmann said that he learnt this from Aamir.
"I was an MTV presenter and I remember I was interviewing him for ‘Ghajini'. I asked him this question, ‘How is the film different from the original?' He said, ‘I've not seen the original!' I was really fascinated. He said he had read the script and it was great. So, I took that cue and I found that to be a great lesson!" he said.
On the work front, Ayushmann was recently seen in Shoojit Sircar's digital release, "Gulabo Sitabo", scripted by Juhi Chaturvedi and co-starring Amitabh Bachchan.