With the release of the Bala teaser, it was registered in the audience that this Ayushmann Khurrana will have an 80s & 90s Bollywood hangover. Initiating the teaser with Koi Na Koi Chahiye from Shah Rukh Khan’s Deewana to ending with Kati Patang’s Yeh Jo Mohabbat hai, the trailer showcased a major part of the narrative.
Now, the news Bala will not only have the flavor of those eras but also pay a tribute to the veteran actors. These actors include Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and others. He now gets the opportunity of putting all his fan-boy love at work.
In the past, Ayushmann has agreed to himself on being a diehard fan of all the above-mentioned stars. He has seen these movies while growing up and know each and every essence of it. And no, he’ll not in any way mimic the stars but he’ll uniquely, in his own style pay a tribute to them.
Talking about the same, director Amar Kaushik said this to an online portal, “To pay tribute to these legends of Hindi cinema, I couldn’t think of a better actor than Ayushmann. He has an eye for detail and is also a true cinema lover who has followed the work of all these superstars. So when I discussed the idea of paying tributes to these stars, Ayushmann was very excited. We were clear in our minds that our tribute will not mimic these superstars but rather integrate their acting styles seamlessly into our storyline so that it becomes a true homage to their body of work. It was brilliant directing an actor like Ayushmann in these scenes.”