Ayushmann's next role inspired by Dev Anand

Apr 29, 2012, 07:36 IST | Subhash K Jha

After Vicky Donor, Ayushmann Khurrana will play a tourist guide in his next film Hamara Bajaj. The role is inspired by Dev Anand's Guide

Yet again, John Abraham will produce the film, which traces the story of a tourist guide who loses his values in the quest for affluence and success.

While Salman Khan is going all-out for debutant Pulkit Samrat, Abraham has pitched his might behind Khurrana.

Producer John Abraham, director Shoojit Sircar with Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam 

Following the favourable response to debutants Khurrana and Yami Gautam, director Shoojit Sircar will shoot the rom-com with the same lead pair.
Says Khurrana, “Yes, Yami and I are getting together again for Shoojit’s Hamara Bajaj. It’s an aggressive North Indian character of a tourist guide in Agra who becomes a big Bollywood star.”

The former veejay knows Gautam from the time she was a school girl. “I was a college student in Chandigarh where her father headed Zee Punjabi. I did a biographical film on the poet Bulleh Shah for the channel, and I know Yami since then.”

Family man
Khurrana is married and was in a committed relationship with his wife Tahira from the age of 16. So the female attention that he’s currently enjoying is no threat to his domestic life.

He says, “Tahira is a writer and has just completed a book. Even at that age, I was no stranger to female attention. She has seen me interact with female friends. Now she sees how casually I handle female fans. Tahira knows I’m totally committed to her.”

Abraham is convinced that Khurrana is truly talented. “When people ask why and how I’m not insecure, I say we need a lot more talent in the industry. I believe in Ayushmann. I’ll make sure he makes the right career moves,” says Abraham. 

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