Ayushmann's next role inspired by Dev Anand
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.
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.”
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.