It’s an atmosphere of quiet, happy certainty that actor Ayushmann Khurrana exudes and suitably so as he stairs into a room to discuss with me. With dual back-to-back successful films— Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Khurrana kitted in a clean-cut blue and brownish-red ensemble, looks some-more GQ cover than a mofussil-boy- next-door avatar from his movies.
Right off a bat, he admits to being some-more of an civic boy, nonetheless ironically, his tiny city child act has worked wonders for his career. Indeed, a testimony to a immature actor’s behaving capabilities.
The speak veers towards tiny towns, their quirks and of his success with a chote sheher ka ladka roles. He explains, “If we get a denunciation and a nuances right and are loyal to a feel afterwards we are sorted. It helps that we am a linguist.”
When quizzed about Chandigarh where he hails from, he proclaims that it isn’t a tiny city anymore. Although, he reveals he has many happy memories from flourishing a town, including ‘Gedi Lagana’- a spin around a areas between Chandigarh’s Sector 8 to Sector 11. The float is lovely, with well-spoken roads, and a scenic perspective of a reduce Himalayas. But, a many appealing underline he discloses is a brood of colleges located along a route, creation it a renouned hangout for youngsters. “In fact, when we go behind to Chandigarh, we go for ‘Gedi’ with my wife,” he recalls with a desirable grin lighting adult his endearing face.
His early dreams of apropos an actor were met with startle and surprise. For instance, when he suggested his tip to his doting Daadi who desired imitating Hindi film stalwarts Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand, he was reprimanded exceedingly for harbouring such dreams.
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In fact, years after even his long-time partner Tahira (now wife) was astounded during a border of his aspiration (to pursue a career in acting). It is now a obvious fact that surprisingly it was his father who insisted on a actor withdrawal a comfort of his home for a career in radio in Mumbai. Aptly, a actor gives a lion’s share of credit to his father who gave him a much-needed instruction and bathing to spin into a assured immature male and subsequently an actor.
Over a 5 years that he has been in a movies, Khurrana to his credit has kept his personal life on an even keel. “Things around we change each Friday so it’s critical to value your family since they are a usually ones who don’t change,” he reasons.
Both Tahira and Khurrana strike a excellent change between projection and reality. He says that for a many partial they are excellent by a ups and downs of a filmi-life, nonetheless he reveals that among their initial tiffs was one around an on-screen lick in Vicky Donor.
Khurrana is rather amused recollecting a incident. “I am her initial beloved and now her father so she can never suppose me kissing anybody else. we am a usually one she has ever kissed in her life,” he says shouting during a memory.
Things are highlighted and underlined in this profession, he says adding, that it is critical to adore one’s partner and keep things steady. His training seems to have worked for a integrate who have dual kids and a actor is apropos a some-more hands-on as a primogenitor attending sports day and parent-teacher meetings.
Khurrana is many really a quintessential family man. He talks lovingly about his parents. He admits that his father has been instrumental in moulding a actor’s personality. “He neat me into a people’s person,” says a actor.
One of a many critical things his father taught him was fortify and use of writing—he would make him write out daily precis on journal editorials. From his mother, Khuranna hereditary his adore of Hindi. Being a Hindi highbrow she would inverse some-more in Hindi than Punjabi. This helped him with his Hindi articulation even yet he was flourishing adult in Punjab.
In Mumbai, he has extended his family to embody people that he works with— coach Shoojit Sircar and actor-producer John Abraham who he calls his Godbrother. Aditya Chopra, a conduct honcho of YashRaj Films, a association that manages his career is also a coach and Khurrana is beholden for a superintendence they offer.
Ayushmann Khurrana is a self-professed SRK fan. He idolises and can impersonate Khan rather well.
“I am so good that we can even dub for Shah Rukh,” he says with a large grin violation into a discourse from Devdas and afterwards Anjaam (Khan’s films). He confesses that he didn’t do too most of caricature when he came to Mumbai for fear of being categorized as a caricature artiste. Khuranna was transparent that had to make his possess symbol here. Following in his idol’s footsteps, he has not finished too badly for himself—with dual resounding strike films this year and a Sriram Raghavan thriller entrance up, Khurrana is positively attack a right records and creation a place for himself in big-town Bollywood.
(Priyanka Sinha Jha is a comparison journalist, author, and digital-media specialist)