Ayushmann plays 'Raavan' in 'Nautanki Saala'

While it is a known fact that Rohan Sippy directed 'Nautanki Saala' has a theatre backdrop to it with the film's lead Ayushmann Khurrana playing a theatre actor in it, there is one interesting tid-bit that has just trickled in. Apparently, Ayushmann is required to go the whole hog as he plays the character of 'Raavan' in a play that has been incorporated within the film.


"His main predicament though is that by nature, he is shown as someone very good hearted", informs a source attached to the film, "This isn't all as even his on-screen name in 'Nautanki Saala' is Ram Parmar. However the turn of events result in an anti-thesis of sorts for Ayushmann and he ends up playing Raavan instead."


While this reminds one of Akshaye Khann's act in this year's release 'Gali Gali Chor Hai' where he played Hanuman and fails to 'graduate' into enacting the part of Ram due to political heavyweights involved, there are no such conflicts in 'Nautanki Saala'.


"On the contrary there are quite a few humorous moments that come in whenever Ayushmann turns into Raavan", the source adds, "Just imagine someone as sweet-n-simple looking boy as him to be forced into enacting a character which just doesn't go with his nature. Moreover, he approaches the character with all the seriousness."


Well, as long as the entertainment quotient stays intact, we won't mind seeing Ayushmann in a reprise of sorts, albeit of a different kind.

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder