Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana has been named among the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine for the year 2020. The magazine has come up with the list of this year that also has names including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in the Leaders category.

The actor took to his Instagram account to share his excitement and wrote,

“TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the world is out, I’m honored to be a part of this group: @TIME #TIME100.”

Ayushmann, who made his Bollywood in 2012 as a sperm donor in “Vicky Donor”, also created a benchmark with his roles in the film like “Andhadhun”, “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan”, “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan”, “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” and “Article 15”.

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, in an article for Time Magazine, said that she remembers “Ayushmann Khurrana vividly from his debut film, ‘Vicky Donor’.”

“He had, of course, been a part of the entertainment industry in various other ways for several years before that, but the reason you and I talk about him today is because of the impact he has been able to create through memorable films and iconic characters. Where male protagonist roles often

fall into the trap of stereotypical masculinity, Ayushmann has successfully and convincingly transformed into characters who challenge those very stereotypes,” she said.