He said, “Republic Day to me means watching the parade at Doordarshan and giving them our own rankings and markings of all the floats from the different states. My mother was always very excited because she is from Delhi and she has seen all these floats live like a child.
“And of course that excitement rubbed off on us and we got excited too. We watched every program on TV – Indian Air Force, Army, Navy and all the state floats,” he added.
For Ayushmann, India stands for togetherness, because he believes that diversity is the country’s greatest strength.
Ayushmann lives out his idea of patriotism in an evolving world and a rapidly changing society through his selection of films. They represent men facing challenging circumstances and overcoming real challenges.
He said: “As a citizen, as an actor, I would like to contribute to our nation by making films that are progressive. I really believe in the power of cinema and through my art I want to show different perspectives.”
He went on to say, “I have been a part of two films, Article 15 and Anek, both with Anubhav Sinha sir – that is also about unity. It questions our society and questions discrimination so I think these three films are really about freedom.”