The year belonged to Ayushmann Khurrana as he got the highest grossing film of his lifetime in Dream Girl and became the most commercially successful actor with back to back hits and critically acclaimed performances and all these to top with the Nation Award win for Andhadhun.
Ayushmann now boasts of six consecutive successes, from Bareilly Ki Barfi to from Shubh Mangal Saavdhan to AndhaDhun to Badhaai Ho to Article 15 to Dream Girl. And with this incredible feat, Khurrana has hiked his fee to a massive amount.
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According to reports that the actor who used to charge a humble Rs 2 crore for a movie has peaked his fees five time higher and is now quoting Rs 10 crore every Bollywood outing, 2020 onwards.
"Dream Girl actor Ayushmann Khurrana, has been having a dream run at the box-office. His penchant for quirky movies with some highly exciting characters has made him an extremely popular star among the audience who feel that he is among those rare stars who is combining success with sensible cinema. Brand Ayushmann today spells consistency, success and good content." said a trade source to Bollywood Hungama.
Andhadhun that won him the national award shared with Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Uri : the surgical Strike’ was produced on a budget of Rs. 32 crores and grossed over Rs. 456 crores at the worldwide box office. Badhaai Ho that released the same year even with its stellar cast made against a budget of Rs. 29 crores and earned over Rs. 221 crores. His success story continued with his releases this year – Article 15 (made at Rs. 28 crores and earned over Rs. 91 crores at the BO) and Dream Girl that raked Rs 139.7 crore in India in a month.
Now, with the upcoming film Bala where he tackles pre-mature baldness, it is to be seen if Ayushmann Khurrana will set the new record at the box office. Bala also has Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam in it. Directed by Amar Kaushik, the film will hit the screens on November 7, this year.