Known for his cute smile, amazing acting and also his enthralling voice that will make all girls go wow, Ayushmann Khurrana had a sweet conversation with UrbanAsian recently.
The actor spoke about his upcoming movie Bareilly Ki Barfi and also shared his cute love story that we all were waiting to know and also about his dream role.
- Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character?
I love reading Murakami books and in every Murakami book, there is one female protagonist who gets vanished and who is very beautiful. Murakami makes you fall in love with the female character and I find that very fascinating. So yes! I fall in love with every Murakami characters.
- What is the greatest extent that you have gone to woo a girl?
I never try too hard. I am a very simple basic person. I don’t know, I believe in being real. In fact, my wife also believes in being real. I have not done anything crazy as such. I remember when I had proposed to her it was in Chandigarh and it was a bit foggy and very cold. And I had small red carpet rolled out for her with candle light. Then there were fire crackers when I proposed her, so it was very sweet and simple I felt. I can’t do anything crazy!
- How did you get the nuances of UP character?
I am good with the language. I am good with Hindi and Sanskrit, so I am good with Indian languages. We had a voice diction coach called Rohit Chaudhary who is playing a character in the movie also. So he was there to give everybody that Lucknowi, Bareilly accent. This accent is very different to what I spoke in Dum Lagake Haisha.
- Would you ever change yourself to attain love?
Not at all. I will always be myself. In fact, I have been myself. What is the point of changing yourself for love? She should accept you the way you are.
- The whole film revolves around Kriti Sanon as shown in the trailer. So how do you see that?
It doesn’t revolve around one character. It is not like that. There are 3 characters in the film, all 3 characters are equally important. In fact, the title Bareilly Ki Barfi is the name of the novel in the film.
- Do you think promotional activities are a futile exercise, especially since they have become too expensive?
In promotional activities normally all the expenses are paid. Like if you are travelling to a particular city, you don’t pay from your pocket, the people who are advising you, they pay. But ya to a certain extent it is important but you should not overdo it.
- Do you think that they play an important part in the film’s success?
It is just that the people should know that the film is releasing. Apart from that, I feel that the trailer is the most important thing on how you make it, because of the trailer people go to watch the movie in the cinema hall. And there should be a right buzz of the movie, but you should not overdo it.
- How has fatherhood changed you?
I am still the same person, I am simple at heart, and my needs are very basic. I am not somebody who is high maintenance. I am the same guy who came from Chandigarh to Mumbai with dreams in his eyes. And that has reflected in the character that I m playing.
- How do you juggle between work and family?
Of course, it is very difficult as I have started as an actor like it’s only been 5 years. But I also have a family. It is really difficult but I am more focused on my career right now as I travel most of the times but I am glad I have a very flexible partner who understands me and she is a superwoman.
- A particular character in mind that you want to play?
I always wanted to play a grey character. I am glad that I have got a shade of grey to play in Barfi. The film that I am shooting for right now, is a Sriram Raghavan thriller, and I have a grey character in it. I wanna explore the dark side as an actor now.
- Do box office numbers matter to you?
I would be lying if I say that it doesn’t matter, of course, they matter to an extent. It is ironical that sometimes you do a great job but it turns out to be a flop film and sometimes you do an average job but it turns out to be a hit film. But that’s the way it is.
- Upcoming projects?
Shubh Mangal Savdhaan and Sriram Raghavan’s next which isn’t titled yet.