Actor Gajraj Rao, who ruled the hearts and critics with his stellar and poignant performance in Badhaai Ho, hails his co-star Ayushmann Khurrana for being the ISI mark of good cinema.
Filmmaker Amit Sharma helmed Badhaai Ho starred Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Surekha Sikri, and Sanya Malhotra, and tells the story of a middle-aged couple who get pregnant much to the disappointment of their adult son. The film emerged as the 9th highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2018.
Completing his co-stars in the film Gajraj Rao said, “Ayushmann Khurrana is a hard working actor and the kind of cinema he’s doing is remarkable. You can trust his films with your eyes closed. He is the ISI mark of Good cinema. Now people offer me films and put emphasis that Ayushmann Khurrana is also doing it. I have gotten many scripts and they usually tell me first hand that Ayushmann is also doing it. So that is 50 percent is okay for me, if he is acting in the film. If he is doing the film, it is good”
Gajraj Rao also stated that despite knowing the fact that his wife, Tahira Kashyap is struggling with Cancer, the actor kept his composer and showed real strength and character.
Sharing an anecdote, Gajraj said, “I’ve never ever seen him angry. He is always happy and full of good attitude. I will tell you one incident, during the promotion of Badhaai Ho, we were promoting in Delhi and after finishing it, we came back to Mumbai for promotions, only then I came to know his wife is struggling with cancer. So think about it, he knew it, he had the medical reports, despite that in those two days he didn’t even mention anything about it”
“At moments like these one needs a little sympathy and would usually share, but he is strong, and I found that remarkable about him. This is something I had to learn from Ayushmann Khurrana that he kept his personal life out of his professional life” added senior actor.
Gajrao Rao is known for stellar roles in movies like Talvar, Blackmail and web-series like TVF'S F.A.T.H.E.R.S. and Tech Conversations with Dad.