Bollywood’s most versatile actor Ayushmann Khurrana on Wednesday made it to the list of Time’s 100 most Influential People of 2020. Taking to Instagram, the ‘Vicky Donor’ actor wrote, “I’m honored to be a part of this group.”
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone penned a heartfelt note for Ayushmann in the coveted and prestigious magazine. Padukone hailed him for his memorable films and iconic characters. “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,” she wrote.
“In India, with a population of more than 1.3 billion, only a tiny percentage of people see their dreams come alive, and Ayushmann Khurrana is one of them. You’re probably wondering, How? Talent and hard work. Sure, that goes without saying. But more important, patience, perseverance and fearlessness. A little insight for those who dare to dream,” the ‘Padmaavat’ actress added.
After the news broke, many Bollywood celebrities including Bhumi Pednekar, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Neena Gupta, Dia Mirza, Angad Bedi, etc. congratulated Khurrana.
Meanwhile, Twitter users too hailed the actor who has given eight back-to-back hits.
Here are a few Twitter reactions:
Congratulations to my loveee, my sweetie… mu 1st crush… mr. Handsome #AyushmannKhurrana for being in TIME 100 most influential person in the world in time magazine @ayushmannk pic.twitter.com/svqSfvkd63
— It's real me (@Tamanna6496) September 23, 2020
— Anonymous (@NamelessAccess) September 23, 2020
— Anwar Shaikh (@iamandy1987) September 23, 2020
Congratulations Ayushmann ❤ Way to go ! #AyushmannKhurrana
— Somdutta 😷 (@SomStansShreya) September 23, 2020
#TIME100 in 2020… Features #AyushmannKhurrana amongst the most influential people in the world along with several global icon @ayushmannk ❤️
You are a gem man
CONGRATULATIONS 🎊 #AK#AyushmannKhurrana pic.twitter.com/OI8uSciTwg
— Deep_Samantha (@Deep_Samantha) September 23, 2020