Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana is a rank outsider who has made a name for himself through sheer hard work and talent. Breaking social stigma through his films, the 37-year-old actor is also known as the poster boy of content cinema in India.
Revealing the name of his Guru on the occasion of Guru Purnima, Ayushmann shared that Kishore Kumar has been a huge inspiration.
Acknowledging the impact that multi-talented Kishore Kumar has had on his life and career, Ayushmann said,
“Kishore Kumar is not just a legend and an icon, he is an institution. He has always been a beacon of inspiration for me, his songs have given me my biggest learnings when I decided to pursue my passion for music and I’m in awe of the legacy he has left behind.”
The young actor, who has delivered eight back to back hits in a row to catapult himself into stardom. He continued,
“Kishore Kumar was the multi-talented showman of the century and as an artiste, I find that fascinating. He shaped the industry, has been inspiring musicians for generations and carved his name in the history of the Indian film and music industry. Honestly, he is, has been and will always be my guru.”
Ayushmann, voted as one of the Most Influential People in the world today by TIME Magazine, has been doing this since 2019 and has used the pandemic to actively discover and endorse such talents.
Speaking about his inspiration and his Guru, Ayushmann added,
“It is my single biggest regret that I didn’t get the opportunity to meet him and seek his blessings but, through his music, I’m blessed to understand his brilliance.”
On the work front, Ayushmann Khurrana has a bunch of films including Doctor G, Anek, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui and more.