I‘VE FEW FRIENDS IN THE FRA­TER­NITY

Ayush­mann Khur­rana, who turns 33 to­day, gets can­did on birth­day plans, spend­ing time with fam­ily, and why he hates sur­prises

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja monika.rawal@htlive.com

It is ac­tor Ayush­mann Khur­rana’s birth­day to­day. How­ever, the Vicky Donor ac­tor has al­ways main­tained that he’s not much of a birth­day per­son and un­like many, he hates sur­prises . But with two suc­cess­ful films back-to-back at the box of­fice, one would have thought that he’ll cel­e­brate his birth­day this year in style.

“Well, not re­ally! The past one year, I was busy shoot­ing for Meri Pyaari Bindu, Bareilly Ki Barfi, and Shubh Man­gal Saavd­han and then back to back re­leases. Also, I’ve been do­ing lot of tours, con­certs with my band, of late, so it was very hec­tic. But now, I’m tak­ing it easy. For my birth­day, I’ve planned a small week­end get­away in Lon­avala with my wife and kids,” says Ayush­mann, who turns 33 to­day.

Asked why there are no big birth­day cel­e­bra­tions planned, for he’s just had two hit films and his friends from the in­dus­try must have ex­pected a big party, the ac­tor says he likes to keep it sim­ple. “I have very few friends from the fra­ter­nity. Most of my close pals are from the­atre or are in Chandi­garh. I, my­self , also hardly go for film par­ties. I only go for film screen­ings be­cause be­ing an out­sider, I still have that ex­cite­ment of watch­ing a film be­fore it re­leases,” he adds.

Stat­ing that he gets to spend time with his fam­ily only on such spe­cial days, Ayush­mann says, “So for my birth­day, I keep it within the fam­ily be­cause I hardly get time to spend with them. I am a young par­ent and in my age, most of the con­tem­po­raries have time for re­la­tion­ships. Birth­days now are more spe­cial be­cause my kids get to en­joy. So, it’s not me, who will cut the cake but my kids.”

Go­ing down mem­ory lane, Ayush­mann re­calls hav­ing huge fam­ily get-to­geth­ers. He also lets us in on his cra­zi­est birth­day mem­ory, when, buy­ing his first bi­cy­cle, he bought a “weird-look­ing” yel­low-col­ored one, in­stead of the un­avail­able red one he wanted, and got laughed at and made fun of by ev­ery­one, he signs off with a can­did laugh.

I only go for film screen­ings be­cause be­ing an out­sider, I still have that ex­cite­ment of watch­ing a film be­fore it re­leases AYUSH­MANN KHUR­RANA, AC­TOR

PHOTO: PRAMOD THAKUR/HT

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