He won multiple awards for his maiden song, Paani da rang, from Vicky Donor (2012). He followed it up with another hit, Saddi gali from Rohan Sippy’s Nautanki Saala earlier this year. And now, Ayushmann Khurrana has released his first single, Heeriye.
But the young star accepts that he still suffers bouts of nervousness when it comes to singing in front of certain people. “My wife, Tahira, is very critical about my performances because she’s got a great ear for music. As for my father-in-law, I don’t sing in front of him since he’s a trained classical singer. His entire family is quite artistically inclined. I get all kinds of feedback from my extended family,” says Ayushmann, who admits that singles don’t easily catch on these days.
“There are no narratives attached (to singles). Film songs always have a narrative. When you see a particular film, it (the song) gets acceptance on a larger level. ‘Paani da rang’ became a bigger hit after Vicky Donor released. So it is difficult, but I’m doing it for the passion of music,” he adds. Like his first song, this one too falls in the same genre. “We have created a unique sound for this sort of music. Soft and melodious numbers are my forte. The beats of this one are different,” he says.