Originally from Chandigarh, Ayushmann was actively involved in theatre before he won MTV Roadies Season 2. Starting as an RJ with Big FM, Ayushmann soon moved to hosting shows on MTV. His big break came with India’s Got Talent, which he has hosted for two seasons now. Besides this, he presented Music Ka Maha Muqqabla and the IPL this year. Currently hosting Desi Beats on MTV, Ayushmann plans to (surprise, surprise) make his movie debut soon.
One word that describes you best?
If a traffic constable hauls you up, what would you do?
I never flout any rules, but still, if such a thing happens, I’ll try to reason with the cop, and if I am proved guilty I’ll apologise and pay the fine.
What makes you feel sexy?
It took me a while to figure that one out. Earlier, I thought it was my clothes, my hair et al, but now I feel it’s the attitude with the right karma that I carry that makes me feel sexy.
Which superhero would you like to be and why?
I already feel like one. There was Superman, Spiderman, Batman and now it’s the era of Ayushman.
A place where you would like to be lost for a month?
Courtesy my job, I get to travel a lot. However, I would want to get lost in a place which I can’t even Google.
Share a secret with us... trust us, we’ll only print it!
Dammit, only print! I want audio-visual, the works for my secret!
What did you do with your first pay cheque?
I got one when I was working with Delhi’s Big 92.7 FM. And I did nothing about it as I didn’t even have time to sleep, forget thinking of ways to spend my first pay cheque.
You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
A cycle would be too tiresome; why bother the poor animal. I think a skateboard sounds good...
What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
A cockroach in my lassi!
Your first kiss was…
Embarrassingly late, courtesy my all-boys school and college!
What makes your day?
I have a street dog living right under my building. Her name is Rani. When she comes running to me on seeing me, and then does a full stretch with her front paws on my chest, sigh, I know it’s going to be a good day!
What screws it up?
Mindless arguments with anyone.
You get high on?
Talent. Being surrounded by talented people is always an overwhelming experience for me.
To celebrate life.
If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?
Clean the earth like Wall-E and wait for my Eva!
- From HT Brunch, December 19
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