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'There is no single formula to success' : Ayushmann Khurrana

'There is no single formula to success' : Ayushmann Khurrana

Kolkata, Jan 21 (UNI) The 4th season of Signature Masterclass, powered by Signature

Packaged Drinking water kicked off in the city last evening on an inspiring note with

National Award-winning actor Ayushmann Khurrana at The Saturday Club here.

Ayushmann shared his journey of making his mark first with a reality show and later

with his signature roles along the way to become the force to reckon with in the movies.

Signature Masterclass in its fourth season is providing a stage to the country’s aspiring

filmmakers to pitch these stories live to their favorite celebrities and stand a chance to

direct their story and bring it to life as a short film.

The event saw 3 storytellers who were shortlisted among the thousands who applied to

pitch their unique stories to Ayushmann. One winner among these will now move to the

final round where they get closer to their dream of making it big.

The shortlisted contestants were Ankur Singh, Shantanu Monga and Abhishek Diwakar.

Ankur Singh was chosen the winner for the Kolkata leg for his interesting story- “Mr Iyer

Ki Juraabein”

From dreaming of becoming an actor as a kid to majoring in English Literature and

starting theatre groups in college, Ayushmann found his calling very early on. The

powerhouse that he is, the actor spoke about how he was glad he did Radio and TV

before taking the plunge into the movies.

He shared how he did not land up in the movies by accident but had a plan in mind

because of which he revealed that he went on to reject 5 scripts before signing on Vicky

Donor that made him the household name he is today. Having a strategy in mind and

planning one’s career to go up the ladder is extremely important and something that the

actor stressed upon through the masterclass. It was this passion to succeed that brought

him accolades for his performances that have redefined the meaning of a hero in

mainstream cinema.

Speaking at the event in Kolkata, Khurrana said, “I am humbled to have been given the opportunity to share those aspects of my story that no one really knew at the fourth edition

of the Signature Masterclass this year. I have conquered many hurdles that were thrown at

me in my journey and I am happy to have shared those experiences today. It was a wonderful experience listening to interesting stories that were pitched to me and I think I am going to

find it difficult to choose the best. I wish all the participants luck and hope each one of them

can make their mark in the industry soon!”

The event that was hosted by the witty and quirky actor Kubbra Sait, witnessed a high

turnout who were inspired and entertained by Ayushmann and his band- Ayushman Bhava.

The band got the audience grooving to hit songs of Ayushmann.

The Signature Masterclass will see the National Award-winning actor Ayushmann

sharing his stories in Kolkata & Pune, through January 2020.

The show will also be aired exclusively on the social media channels of VICE Media in

association with Kommune & India Film Project.


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