After the success of O heeriye last year, actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana is all set to present his brand new single. Titled Mitti di khushboo, the romantic number talks about nostalgia, homecoming and belongingness. Instead of blending Punjabi and Hindi verses, Khurrana decided to use only with Punjabi lyrics, in order to cater to the audience that loves listening to pure Punjabi songs. “The programming and tonality of this track is completely different from the kind of songs that I have sung in the past. Also, this time, I haven’t written the song and have only sung it. The track has been composed by my friend Rochak Kohli, who had earlier worked with us on Paani da and Saadi galli, while the lyrics have been penned by Gurpreet Saini and Gautam Sharma. We chose to cater to the purists this time, because some music enthusiasts don’t like Hindi words being mixed into another language. Since Punjabi words are used in our songs quite often, I thought the song will be accepted by everyone if they like the melody,” stated Khurrana.
Keeping in mind the plot of the video, Khurrana was on the lookout for a girl, who could fit into the role of a Punjabi village belle, as the actor himself will be seen playing a character who returns home after staying abroad. Actress Huma Qureshi was ultimately roped in, as Khurrana felt that with her Punjabi features she would look the part, and was impressed after watching her performance in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. Khurrana added, “As soon as she heard the song, Huma was impressed and immediately gave us the nod. We recently finished shooting for the video in Thailand and Mumbai.”
The song will be presented under Bhushan Kumar’s T – Series and Khurrana confessed that the music label baron is quite kicked about promoting the single. “I am happy that the song is in good hands and will be promoted extensively,” quipped Khurrana. The video will be released across all social media platforms on September 25.