Ayushmann Khurrana, who will next be seen in Amit Ravindernath Sharma ‘s Badhaai Ho, learnt 3 dialects for the family comedy. While the actor picks up languages and accents easily, he also rehearsed with a special diction trainer and the film’s writer Akshat Ghildial on the sets and also spent a lot of time with his Punjabi and Haryanvi friends.
Says Ayushmann, “In this particular film, Nakul Kaushik, the character I am playing is a guy whose family belongs from Meerut. But, it is based in Delhi. While talking to my family I use Meeruthiya dialect, with friends I use Haryanvi accent and when I am at my work place I use the Urban accent which is a neutral dialect.”
The learning exercise was an enjoyable experience for the actor. He says, “I consider myself as a linguist and I love learning accents from different parts of the country. Having travelled across the lengths and breadth of the nation; I love grasping different dialects.”
Akshat Ghildial says, “Ayushmann picked up the accents and dialect really well. And it was a great experience working with him.”
Junglee Pictures presents Badhaai Ho in association with Chrome Pictures. Produced by Vineet Jain, Aleya Sen, Hemant Bhandari and Amit Ravindernath Sharma, the film is co-produced by Priti Shahani. The film releases 19th October 2018.