Love Shuv Tey Ayushmann Khurrana

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Love Shuv Tey Ayushmann Khurrana

Illustration: Sushant Ahire / Arré


yushmann Khurana is never going to be a star. He’ll never be the one having a breakdown on screen as AR Rahman’s vocals give voice to his anguish. No heroine is going to run after him as he walks into the heat of the desert, her dupatta on fire. He is not about to become a pin-up icon, and is unlikely to be offered a song sequence shot in Iceland.

And that’s a pity, really, because he’s forever going to be consigned to the category of the slightly loser-ly boy-next-door. It’s a category he knows inside out and can likely play by phoning in his performance. And even that will be really good.