Ayushmann Khurrana: Shoojit Sircar is my godfather!

The Vicky Donor actor is all set to launch his new song, O heeriye. We had a chat with him about it and much more. Watch the actor as he sings and talks…

Ayushmann Khurrana won our hearts not because of his boy-next-door kinda acting in Vicky Donor, but ‘coz of his song, Paani da rang, from Vicky Donor. After hearing the actor croon, we craved more from him. Didn’t you? And though Ayushmann the actor doesn’t have any releases this year, Ayushmann the singer couldn’t withstand public demand and came up with a new single called O heeriye. Dressed in a casual white tee teamed with an olive green jacket and mustard yellow pants, Ayushmann looked hot as he chatted with us, pre-launch!

The actor cum singer shares why he decided to launch a new song at this time. “After Pani da rang and Sadi gali everyone was asking when is your next song releasing and I said it will release with the next film, but my film is releasing only next year. So I thought of releasing a single in this time in between.”

How did singing happen? Ayushmann says, “It just happened. I have been singing since childhood and I used to take classical training as a kid. I used to sing in my theatre groups as well. While doing theatre, we (Rochak Kohli and I) used to compose and sing our own songs.”

While we’re totally impressed by Ayushmann’s melodious voice, we still see the presenter in him on the big screen. So how does he plan to break the image? He explains, “I don’t know if the presenter in me is still alive or not. I won all the awards last year as an actor. Having said that, I am focusing on acting and singing as of now. You’ll hardly see my presenting these days. Presenting has already taken a back seat. There’s no harm in keeping the presenter alive in me, because people know me as a presenter from my television days and I am proud of that fact.”

His next with Yash Raj Films alongside Sonam Kapoor is under wraps. Ayushmann tells us a little about the plot. “It’s a love story set during the time of recession. Sonam Kapoor plays my girlfriend and she’s the one who earns more than me. It’s a beautiful slice of life with three characters – Sonam, her onscreen father Rishi Kapoor and me.” We heard that Ayushmann is becoming a producer. He says, “That’s not true. I am not getting into production. I’ve a long way to go. I’m not even getting into direction. I’m still learning how to act and sing.”

After Vicky Donor, Shoojit Sircar plans to cast Ayushmann in a film titled Hamara Bajaj. Ayushmann reveals, “We’ll be shooting that film next year. It’s about a tourist guide based in Agra who wants to be an actor.”

On a concluding note, we have a fast four with the handsome dude:

Acting or singing: Acting

Rohan Sippy or Shoojit Sircar: Shoojit Sircar, because he’s my Godfather

Mumbai or Chandigarh: Mumbai, as of now

Favorite genre: That’s tough. I like every kind of genre. But favorite genre will be realistic cinema

This multi-talented hunk, who’s all set to launch his new single loves acting more than singing. He loves Mumbai, where he’s living his dream, more than Chandigarh, his hometown, and realistic cinema is his favorite genre. Well then, we can expect more realistic films from this Vicky Donor dude. As everyone awaits the launch of his song ‘O heeriye’, watch him crooning a line from his new number in his melodious voice…