Ayushman Khurana, who successfully grew from being an anchor to an actor with Vicky Donor, says awards are important for a newcomer like him.
“I have just made my debut so, I think, it (awards) will mean a lot to me. Having said that, this is the year of debutants, it’s not just me, there are other people as well and I feel there have never been so many debuts in a year as there have been this year,” the former Roadies winner said at the People’s Choice Awards on Thursday.
“So, I don’t know whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing but definitely, cinema is looking beyond nepotism. I am an outsider and I am just taking my baby steps in the industry, it will mean a lot to me, for sure,” he added.
Asked which actor he’d vote for Best Actor this year, Ayushman said: “I think I would like to vote for Ranbir Kapoor. He is the superstar of our generation and he was brilliant in ‘Barfi!’ and ‘Rockstar’.”
“In fact, during the shooting of ‘Vicky Donor’ I went to see ‘Rockstar’ and I think it was very inspiring as an actor and as a performer,” he added.
Ayushmann Khurana is currently working on Hamara Bajaj and Nautanki Saala.