Ayushmann Khurrana started RJing at the age of 21 and by his own admission, his life revolves around music. "I can't live without music. It's an integral part of my life. I am glad that Indian films are musical, and they involve song and dance. I always wanted to be an actor who could sing," says the actor.
Ayushmann, who is currently busy with 'Meri Pyaari Bindu', 'Bareily Ki Barfi' and 'Manmarziyan', recently finished his first multi-city tour in the US and Canada. "I think the enthusiasm of Indians who stay away from the country is phenomenal. They are connected to the country through Hindi film music," he says. The actor-singer also got to explore the underground music scene in Canada. "When I was in Toronto, I started jamming with a Canadian rapper on the street at 3am. I sang Kishore Kumar's 'Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna' while he was rapping. It was amazing," he recalls.
Ayushmann is set to release a new single soon. "This is the first time I am collaborating with my brother Aparshakti. We have composed and written the song together. Ayesha Sharma (Neha Sharma's younger sister) is in the video and Pradeep Sarkar has directed it. We shot it in Georgia. It's a love song, which is in Hindi and Punjabi," says Ayushmann.
Ayushmann also expresses that while he would love to collaborate with an international rapper, he feels the more rooted one is, the more connected he is with the audience. "Legends like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia or Pandit Shivkumar Sharma are connected to their roots, and that's why they are legends. I want to explore Indian folk sounds and incorporate them in my music," he says.