15/01/2015 7:00 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

'Hawaizaada' Not A Biopic: Ayushmann Khurrana

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Indian Bollywood actors Ayushmann Khurrana (C) and Sonam Kapoor (2nd L, background) participate in a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film 'Bewakoofiyaan' in Mumbai on March 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film 'Hawaizaada', says his film is based on the real life story of scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade but it is not a biopic.

In the film Ayushmann is playing the role of Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who is supposed to have constructed and flown India's first unnamed airplane in 1895.

"I can not term this ('Hawaizaada') film as a biopic because nothing is known about this person (Shivkar Talpade). You know about Milkha Singh, You know about Mary Kom (MC Mary Kom), You know about Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi), but you don't know about Shivkar Talpade. So, technically this is not a biopic," Ayushmann told IANS.

"But, of course it's based on true events. And I'm sure public will like it," he added.

Asked what is the best thing about 'Hawaizaada', Ayushmann said: "The best thing about this film is the novelty of the script. The one liner that the guy who made the first aircraft was an Indian. That's the novelty."

"Apart from that the look of the film. It gives you very international look, international feel, every frame of the film looks like a painting. The dialogues are beautiful," he added.

Directed by Vibhu Puri, 'Hawaizaada' also features Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Sharda in key roles. The film is set to release Jan 30, 2015.