Ayushmann Khurrana has paid a musical tribute to legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar on his 33rd death anniversary today. Sharing a throwback video, the actor-singer can be seen singing Kishore da’s popular song O Maanjhi Re. Ayushmann can be seen singing the song while a friend plays the tune on his guitar.
Sharing the video on Instagram, Ayushmann wrote a few words of the song, “Posting a #Throwback video on Kishore da’s death anniversary. |” Ayushmaan’s video has gone viral on social media.
Ayushmann has often confessed that he is a diehard fan of the late singer and even expressed his desire to play his role in his biopic. He revealed that he drew inspiration from Kishore da to pull off his role in Dream Girl, which saw him speak in a man and a woman’s voice. He said, “When you look back at his film Half Ticket, in the song Aake seedhi lagi dil pe he sang in both male and female voices! Not many know this but the fact that he could pull it off with ease made me confident that I could do Dream Girl. I drew courage from this because I had a reference point in Kishore Kumar, who had pulled it off.”
Ayushmann Khurrana in Dream Girl
Calling him an institution, Ayushmann said that he is inspired by the singer-actor’s ability to take risks. He said, “Kishore Kumar is and will always be an institution, and he has been a huge inspiration. He is a legend because he was always creatively restless and fearless, and I love that about his legacy. He was always the one to experiment and take risks.”
Ayushmann said that the legendary singer has shaped him as an artiste. "His versatility and genius is a huge motivator and he has set high standards for all of us. Whenever I face a creative block, I think of Kishore sir and I snap out of my state. That's how deep an impact Kishore Kumar has had on my life," he said.