The Indian Institute of Human Brands’ TIARA report, which analyses celebrities as brands, has concluded that ‘India Most Identifies With’ Ayushmann Khurrana. Amitabh Bachchan was ‘India’s Most Trusted & Most Respected’, Alia Bhatt scored at the top on ‘India’s Most Attractive’ and Virat Kohli was rated as ‘Most Trendy & Most Handsome’. Akshay Kumar was ‘India’s Most Appealing’.
While South superstar Suriya ranks No. 1 among Southern celebs in the South India report, Allu Arjun was tops in Telugu. Dulquer Salmaan and Fahadh Faasil topped the research in Malayalam and Karnataka respectively.
Says Ayushmann, “It is an honor to be considered as someone India identifies with the most. I credit this to the kind of films and the roles that I have chosen to do on screen. I have always maintained that I want to cause disruption and challenge the status quo of originality in my country.”
He adds, “I’m a restless entertainer who is forever looking for a script that thoroughly entertains audience and yet delivers a message. I’m thrilled to be someone that my country and countrymen feel is doing his best to push the envelope of cinema.”
Ayushmann has also been voted by the prestigious TIME magazine as one of ‘The Most Influential Personalities in the World’. He has more than 20 brands under his belt from eyewear to a bank, a medical company and a company that provides security solutions to a phone company among others.
On the work front, Ayushmann is currently shooting for Dream Girl 2 directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa.