"Excited to star in Rohan Sippy's love triangle"
By Nanda DasAyushmann Khurrana is going places after the success of his debut film "Vicky Donor". The actor has bagged his third project, an untitled rom-com, to be directed by Rohan Sippy.
Ayushmann, who is teaming up with Shoojit Sircar and John Abraham for "Hamara Bajaj", will begin shooting Sippy's film from July 20.
"It's a buddy film and focuses on the male-bonding between Kunal and me. The film is a quirky love triangle. I am also lending my voice for one of the songs. I am excited to associate myself with Rohan Sippy because they are behind some of the major hits of the industry," Ayushmann told PTI.
"I got goose bumbs when Rohan told me that our script narration is taking place at the same location where his dad (Ramesh Sippy) narrated the script for 'Sholay'," he added. The film will see actor Abhishek Bachchan doing a cameo and this will be the first time that Bachchan will not play the lead in Sippy's film.
Abhishek has worked with Rohan in all the four films be it 'Kuch Naa Kaho', 'Umrao Jaan', 'Bluffmaster' and 'Dum Maaro Dum'. The 27-year-old actor made a sensational film debut in showbiz with Sircar's "Vicky Donor" where he played a sperm donor.
Ayushmann is aware of the pressure that comes with the success and plans to focus on selecting good scripts. "My life changed completely. I always dreamt of being an actor but never thought that I will get so much appreciation in my first film. The real challenge begins now. It has become very important for me to take right decisions and choose good scripts. Hope to recreate the same magic as 'Vicky Donor' with my every film," he said.
Talking about "Hamara Bajaj", his second outing with Sircar, Ayushmann said he will be playing the central character of Sanjay Bajaj, a struggling actor. Ayushmann, who started as a VJ, said he relates with the character's simplicity.
"I just relate with the character's simplicity and earthiness. The character is grounded like me. Things were easier for me as I did not struggle much," he added. "Hamara Bajaj" will release by 2013 end. PTI