By Arré Bench Sep. 23, 2020
Ayushmann Khurrana is the only Indian artist to appear on Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People of 2020. “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,” Deepika Padukone wrote in a fitting tribute to the actor.
Ayushmann Khurrana has come a really long long way, from winning MTV Roadies, to now being the only Indian actor on the Time Magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential People of 2020”. He shares the honour with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shaheen Bagh’s Protester Dadi Bilkis, the other Indians who appear on the list.
Khurrana took to Instagram to announce the news. “I’m honored to be a part of this group: time.com/time100 @TIME #TIME100.” The post gained over 1.50 lakh likes in a couple of hours, with congratulatory messages pouring in from Bollywood peers and fans alike.