Wrong number! Sleepy Ayushmann Khurrana dials Shreya Ghoshal
Ayushmann Khurrana has been working long hours on the sets of Rohan Sippy’s next film. Naturally, he had lost several hours of sleep and his assistant director Shrey Oberoi had to bear the ‘side-effects’ of the actor’s sheer exhaustion.
A source present on the sets tells us, “Ayushmann was so sleepy-eyed that instead of dialing his AD Shrey Oberoi’s number at 8 am, he instead called up singer Shreya Ghoshal!” The actor has been put up at a hotel in south Mumbai and is in a habit of calling his AD at 8 am everyday to check the shoot status.
Shreya was in for a big surprise when Ayushmann called her, as the two hardly know each other. The two follow each other on a microblogging site and had appeared on a TV show together in the past. Ayushmann sheepishly recalls, “I was so sleepy that I didn’t realise I called Shreya.”
Ayushmann Khurrana (born Nishant Khurrana on 14 September 1984) is an Indian actor, singer, and television host who works in Hindi films. Known for his portrayals of ordinary men often battling social norms, he is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards. He has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list of 2013 and 2019. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.
Khurrana won the second season of reality television show MTV Roadies in 2004 and ventured into an anchoring career. He made his film debut in 2012 with the romantic comedy Vicky Donor opposite co-debutante Yami Gautam, in which his performance as a sperm donor earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Following a brief setback, he starred in the commercially and critically successful romance Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), and went on to establish himself with the comedies Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), Badhaai Ho (2018), Dream Girl (2019), and Bala (2019), the thriller Andhadhun (2018), and the crime drama Article 15 (2019). Khurrana’s performances as a blind pianist in Andhadhun and an honest cop in Article 15 won him two consecutive Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, and he also won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the former.
Additional to his acting roles, Khurrana has sung for all of his films with the exception of Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bala and the Amazon Prime Video-presented comedy-drama Gulabo Sitabo (2020); his debut “Pani Da Rang” earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer, and was also composed by him and composer friend Rochak Kohli.
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