I would love to essay dark roles: Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana says, "I would love to essay a dark role. But as of now, I'm content playing the happy guy." The actor-singer, who turns 29 on Friday, talks to Sweta Kaushal about some memorable moments from his romantic life and more.
I want to take it slow. I do not want to be working in three different roles in a year. As of now it's just Humara Bajaj.
What are your birthday plans? I am not really a birthday person, though I am releasing my single on my birthday. But co-incidentally, it is my off so I decided to release the single on this day.
Would like to share some memorable family moments? I hardly get the time. I am working in Mumbai, she is pursuing her Ph.D from Chandigarh. But I do remember our college days when I used to go to Kasauli every weekend on bike with Tahira, my wife.
Who is closest to you in the family? I have different kinds of relations with my mom, dad and my wife of course. With my dad, I share a Krishna-Arjun kind of relation. I am not too ambitious; he is the one who pushes me to achieve things.
My mother is the most non-judgmental person I have known and my wife is the person who keeps me grounded. As for the kid, he is just a year and half old and I hardly get to meet him, not more frequently than once in two months. I am still getting used to the fact that I am a father.
What do you think causes incidents like Delhi and Mumbai gangrape and what could help curb them? To be frank, I am against capital punishment. Having said that, the culprits should be given the most severe punishment. I think when people come from rural India to urban centres, they are in for a cultural shock and they judge women who dress in a certain way. I think we should sensitise people about the cultural divide and narrow the gap.
We can reach out to people with education. As of now, I do not think I have the power to influence people. Most of us (young actors) are more concentrated in urban areas but when we have the reach in rural areas, our actions can influence people.