Friends keep him grounded
Apart from being an actor, Ayushmann Khurrana is also a successful musician. And now, he’s all set to launch his next single. The video for the single has been conceptualised by his wife Tahira. “We plan to launch it around Diwali,” says Ayushmann, while also discussing his first love — cinema. In a Friday-to-Friday industry, it must be hard to keep your sanity intact. Maintaining your sanity means detaching yourself with your profession. It’s important to stay detached. You need to be friends with people who are not from the industry. You can get a reality check only when you are with real people in the real world. It gives you objectivity in life. Your fans expect a lot from you. It must be a tough spot to be in. I think it’s a very tricky situation to be in. I feel responsible for my choices now. Of course, with Dum Laga Ke Haisha, I firmly believe that I’ve made a mark as an actor. It’s a vulnerable situation for sure, but it’s really good space as well.
Where do you find the time for music? I keep doing my gigs. Last month, I was performing at a college and now I’m going to Dubai. For the past three years, I’ve been cutting singles every year. When I do events, people don’t just call me for ribbon-cutting and hosting, they also call me for my music. But then, I’m an actor first and then a musician.