'Life is a great leveller'
The 34-year-old actor believes that life is never perfect. So, one has to celebrate the imperfections of life and accept that there would be a void in life every time, it cannot be perfect
Having tasted back-to-back success at the box-office with Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho and then facing the harsh reality of his wife Tahira Kashyap's breast cancer, actor Ayushmann Khurrana now sees things through a different prism and has called life a "great leveller". Tahira revealed her affliction on September 22, posting on Instagram that she was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in her right breast with high grade malignant cells.
Asked how was he balancing his professional and personal life, Ayushmann said: "It was very difficult. I have realised that life is never perfect. You have to celebrate the imperfections of life and you have to accept that there would be a void in your life every time, it cannot be perfect. So, this was just a small imperfection according to us. We are taking it as it is."
The 34-year-old actor added: "I had two back-to-back films coming and I was going through a professional high and I was wondering life is so beautiful and suddenly this happened, so it is a great leveller. Life is a great leveller."
On Karva Chauth this year, Ayushmann kept a fast for the good health and long life of Tahira, whom he proudly calls his inspiration.
"I am glad I have a partner like Tahira who is very brave, strong, who is an inspiration. I have started seeing life through a different prism," said the actor, who has two children with Tahira –Virajveer and Varushka.
"I was giving her my time, of course. In the morning I was promoting my films, in the nights I was with her in the hospital... It is not easy."
Making his debut in the world of films in 2012 with Vicky Donor, he in just six years has carved a niche for himself with movies
like Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Nautanki Saala!, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Savdhan, Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho – a film that has now crossed the Rs 200 crore mark worldwide.
He has also even given vocals for songs like 'Pani da rang and 'Saddi galli aaja'.