India, Dec. 4 -- Having proved his acting prowess in Dushman (1999) and Sangharsh (2000), the range of movies Ashutosh Rana has been doing in the last couple of years have given his career a boost. From the Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff-starrer War to Simmba, Dhadak, Sonchiriya and Mulk (all 2018), Ashutosh is on a roll. He has shot for the Vicky Kaushal-starrer Bhoot, is working on Guneet Mongia's next, Priyadarshan's Hungama 2, another film with Aditya Chopra's production house, a Telugu web show, a Kannada film and a web series based on the Moghul emperor Aurangazeb.

But things were not all hunky-dory in his career. He has seen a number of ups and downs with a lull phase in Hindi films. "Even after winning many awards for Dushman and Sang...