"Sinister, menacing, evil, cold, conniving yet brilliant, genius"
Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana has captivated fans with a picture of himself as the wickedly menacing villain, the Joker.
The supervillain was initially a character found in the Batman film franchise before starring in the 2019 psychological thriller film, Joker.
Ayushmann created a storm on social media when he uploaded a picture as the Joker.
In fact, it was created by artist Swapnil Pawar. Ayushmann’s post has gone viral since his upload on Saturday, 7 June 2020.
Taking to Instagram to share the amazing artwork, Ayushmann quoted the Joker’s infamous dialogue. He wrote:
“‘Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars.
“I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it … I’m an Agent of Chaos!’”
“- Sinister, menacing, evil, cold, conniving yet brilliant, genius – have always thought of playing a negative character like Joker.
“Thank you @swapnilmpawar for reading my mind and this incredible artwork!”
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“Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it … I’m an Agent of Chaos!” – Sinister, menacing, evil, cold, conniving yet brilliant, genius – have always thought of playing a negative character like Joker. Thank you @swapnilmpawar for reading my mind and this incredible artwork!
The actor has never played a villainous character on the big screen but has previously revealed that he would like to do so.
According to a previous interview, the actor shared his interest of playing a negative role. He said:
“I will be happy to play a negative character. I would love to play a morally corrupt person.
“That will be out of my realm. But the message, at the end of the day, should be positive. I don’t want to endorse wrongdoings on-screen.”
Speaking to Mid Day, Ayushmann Khurrana disclosed that he would enjoy playing a Desi joker. He said:
“The audience hasn’t seen the dark side to me. I would love to play a negative character, say a Desi version of the Joker.”
“I find the character fascinating. He represents the side that we all have but don’t acknowledge; the part that doesn’t want to conform to social niceties.
“To make an Indian version of Joker, you need the support of a scriptwriter and a director [who] share the same vision.”
As well as his amazing acting skills, Ayushmann is also known for dabbling in writing. Speaking about the same, he said:
“I wrote [a couplet] when I won the National Award. But more than anything else, I [like to write] about the varied aspects of love, the small joys of life, or even the situation the country is facing.
“I am not self-obsessed to only write about myself. But I need the space to write more poetry and then publish a book. It is on my bucket list and will happen.”
However, due to the impact of Covid-19 on cinema hall closures, the film will be released online on June 12 2020.