Those who follow his social media accounts know that Ayushmann Khurrana is an avid writer of shayari, which the multi-talented actor keeps sharing online. The Andhadhun star has been a columnist too and is a published author besides being an actor and a singer.
In a recent interview, the Badhai Ho actor threw light on realising his dream of publishing a book of poetry. Ayushmann told DNA, “I would love to do it. It’s just that I need to churn out more shayaris because most of them are out in the public domain. I need to save some, but I also don’t want to keep them hidden (laughs). I don’t know… What I write, I want to share with people. It’s an artistic yearning. Hopefully, the book will happen with time.”
True to a writer’s streak, Ayushmann revealed that he had no commercial interests attached when he initially started penning down verses. “The idea behind it was to let people know that I write, and know me for that. I have no commercial aspirations related to my poetry. I am doing that with films and my music. This part of me (writing poetry) is for my sheer love for it,” he said, speaking about why he started sharing his work.
Earlier, when he released his book Cracking The Code: My Journey In Bollywood (2015), Ayushmann had shared writing credits with wife Tahira Kashyap. Encouraged by the appreciation of his fans for his shayari skills, the 34-year-old happily said, “The kind of traction that I get for it is unbelievable. Sometimes it is around 2,000 retweets for them. I never thought something like this could ever happen.” Surprised by the far-flung appreciation given by the millennials for it, he shared, “It was a happy surprise to know that they are finding these poems cool. Not just that, they want to share it with as many people as possible. I think that’s a blessing.”