Cute boy-next-door who dresses and sings well. That pretty much sums up VJ-turned-actor Ayushmann Khuranna who has been going great guns since his debut movie Vicky Donor became a sleeper hit.
But ‘metrosexual’ is one tag Ayushmann wouldn’t want to be associated with. ‘Wearing pink or getting a pedicure don’t make one a metrosexual. I would rather call myself an uber-sexual man,’ he tells Millennium Post. His style statement? Well, it simply varies according to his mood.
And he doesn’t have any one image of his woman. ‘I don’t see her in a single avatar. But she always has to be intelligent. In fact, my woman happens to be more intelligent than I am,’ he says, with a twinkle in his eye.
His idea of a great date is quite quirky. ‘We could be in pajamas and lounging on the terrace with some great food,’ says a happy Ayushmann who was in the city on Thursday for a store launch in GK I M block market.
The actor, who calls himself ‘an actor who also sings and not a singer who acts’ is currently gearing up for his next release Nautanki Saala (which releases on 12 April) where he plays the role of a theatre actor who is like Ram in real life but enacts the role of Raavan on stage. ‘It is about how role playing brings about a conflict of characters and a change in his persona,’ he explains. He will also be singing a couple of songs in the movie.
And that’s not all, Ayushmann has also managed to bag an untitled Yash Raj Film with Sonam Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor which is about love in the times of recession. The shooting begins in Delhi next month and the actor is quite excited to be back in Delhi, he says.
But won’t playing happy-go-lucky characters typecast him? Ayushmann denies playing the same kind of characters. ‘In Vicky Donor, I played a Delhi boy; in Nautanki Saala I am a Bombay guy. There are no similarities between the two,’ he says.
And don’t just expect rom-coms from Ayushmann because as he informed us, he is all set to flaunt ‘six packs’ soon.