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
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