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Ayushmann Khurana: Chandigarh dreams!

Ayushmann Khurana


Mumbai, April 6 -- The irony of moving to Mumbai for work is often that, someday, you dream of going back.

You hear the working folk say it often. When it comes to actors, they rarely seem to want to go back after they've made it big here.

But Ayushmann Khurrana seems to be the exception. The boy from Chandigarh - who worked as a VJ, then a TV show host, and finally hit it big in Bollywood, with Vicky Donor (2012) - says he goes home every opportunity he gets, and is attached to the city. So much so, that he has no plans of asking wife Tahira, or get his kids - three-year-old son, Virajveer, and one-year-old daughter, Varushka - to move to Mumbai.

"I'm hardly in Mumbai myself. Whenever I'm shooting, I'm mostly out of town. Dum Laga Ke Haisha (DLKH) was shot in Haridwar, Bewakoofiyaan (2014) and Vicky Donor were filmed in Delhi, and Hawaizaada in Gujarat.

For events, too, I travel outside Mumbai. I'm only here for awards shows," says Ayushmann. The actor still calls Chandigarh "my place". "I have to go back to Chandigarh between shoots or other work. That's my place... Eventually, I want to settle down in Chandigarh," he says.

He even says his "idea of happiness" would be to eventually "open a radio station (in Chandigarh), be the programming head and host a morning show". "Eventually, I have to go back to Chandigarh and live a comfortable life there," he says.