Ayushmann Khurrana became the only Indian to be honoured at TIME 100 Impact Award tis year. This is the second time in three years that the prestigious magazine is celebrating Ayushmann, who is known to be the most disruptive actor of Indian cinema today. TIME in its citation acknowledged that, “Ayushmann Khurrana Is a Bollywood Star Like No Other.”
At the global TIME 100 Impact Award last night, Ayushmann celebrated the Bhagavad Gita while delivering his acceptance speech. He said, “Before I begin, I would like to recite one of the verses from our Indian/Hindu scripture and guide - The Bhagavat Gita - Karmanye vadhikaraste, Ma Phaleshu Kadachana, Ma Karmaphalahetur bhurma, Te Sango Stvakarmani. This verse encapsulates the essence of selfless action. It emphasises to be process oriented than result oriented. It trains you to be detached from the fruits of your labour.” The actor shared an Instagram post of the same.
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The star brought focus on India’s brilliant street theatre culture through his speech and how it shaped him as an artiste. He said, “I was very active as a street theatre actor. What exactly is street theatre? It’s a very unique format of theatre, where actors in a group form a circle at a public place, call people to watch the act. And the act encapsulates the social fabric of our country. It’s either a satire or a firm call for social change.”