I thought for sure this would be a stroll to victory for Vicky Kaushal. But no, Ayushmann pulled it off in a write-in win!
Break Out Male Star 2018:
Ayushmann Khurrana: 5 votes
Vicky Kaushal: 4 votes
Sohum Shah: 1 vote
Harshwardhan Kapoor: 1 vote
Vineet Singh: 1 vote
Pankaj Tripathi: 1 vote
Isn’t Ayushmann fascinating? If I had done this same post last year, and maybe even the year before last, he would have been the winner too. And that’s legitimate, he just keeps breaking out in new ways and new levels. It’s not a one year thing, it’s a multi-year surge.
Vicky, he is definitely a one year thing so far. But if 2019 continues the way it began with Uri, he could turn into a multi-year thing too, breaking out in 2018 and then even more and differently in 2019, and on and on.
Or, it could be Vineet Singh and Sohum Shah! Both of them in beloved little scene artistic gems in 2018, passion projects that they didn’t just act in, but helped come to the screen (Vineet wrote Mukkabaaz and Sohum produced Tumbadd).
And then there is Harsh. Connected, traditionally handsome, “just” an actor (no producing or writing or anything else). But steadily building up popularity.
And in terms of who is reading DCIB, NO ONE picked Tiger Shroff. Despite him being the only young star to break into the top ten box office. We just don’t like action films over here.