Heer & the Hero

Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana is ready to serenade with his new single,O Heeriye

Written by Jaskiran Kapoor | Published: September 7, 2013 1:57:13 am

Ten years ago,when Ayushmann Khurrana penned a romantic ballad,Paani da rang,in college,little did he know that it would top music charts as part of his debut Bollywood film Vicky Donor,and also break a few records along the way. Writing and composing songs came naturally to Khurrana,who was instrumental in creating and running popular theatre groups such as Aaghaz and Manch Tantra,along with friend Rochak Kohli in Chandigarh.

In high school,he also penned Saadi gali,which has now found itself on the hit album of Rohan Sippy’s Nautanki Saala,Khurrana’s second Bollywood film as an actor. Inspired and encouraged by the response to his songs,Khurrana,along with Kohli,has written and composed a new single,titled O Heeriye.

With Yash Raj Films as a producer on this solo,Khurrana is looking at a digital release along with a music video that is doing the rounds on music channels.

“It’s a Punjabi soft rock love ballad,and will be released in later this month,” says Khurrana. He admits that his style has changed over time,but not his enthusiasm to make music.

Khurrana could have released his music when his television career took off,but he believed Bollywood called the shots at the time. “The impact would’ve been less,much less than what a film can make and generate. A film is a mass medium and lends a face to the voice too,” he says.

Khurrana will be singing another song in his upcoming film with Sonam Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor,which releases early next year,and yet another one in a biopic that is still under wraps. In fact,he plans to sing one song in every film he signs on. Is that his lucky charm? “I guess so. I want to keep doing this till I can and till the filmmakers willingly bring me on board,” he says.

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