Ayushmann Khurrana on singing for himself in films


Ayushmann Khurrana

It’s becoming a popular trend in Bollywood films where the actor would sing their own songs in the film.��Ayushmann Khurrana is one these actors who took to the microphone with his hit ‘Pani Da Rang’ for ‘Vicky Donor’ (2012).

Khurrana tells Hindustan Times that it’s a welcome change,�ʉ��I never thought it would become such a huge trend when I sang ��Pani da�۪ for Vicky Donor. But it was a welcome change. If you are singing for your own on-screen character, it feels more credible. Lip-syncing is a very Indian trend. No one does it in the west.”

Though Khurrana states he is an actor first then singer.��He says, ���Singing is a parallel vector for me. I am not just a singer, as I compose and write my songs too. So, there�۪s a whole new dimension.�۝

Other actors who have showcased��their singing��talent are Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Shraddha Kapoor. Khurrana says ���It is a great PR plug too. This attracts more fans.�۝ The ‘Hawaizaada’ (2015) actor has recently been touring in eight states in America, where he performed to packed out auditoriums,�ʉ��Singing in a studio and on stage are very different experiences. My eight-city US tour was a successful one with packed auditoriums,�۝ adding that he felt�ʉ��like a rock star there.�۝

Khurrana feels that Indians abroad like having an Indian connection, and find this through the medium of cricket or cinema.�ʉ��My performance was surprising for many. I have a different personality on stage. It is not subtle. I performed rock versions of some �۪90s songs. I created rock and dhol versions of ��Pani da�۪ as well.�۝

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