Ayushmann: Having a writer wife is a great support!

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New Delhi, Jan. 29 -- Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has impressed his fans and critics alike with some out-of-the-box films made on experimental scripts. 
 
From his debut film Vicky Donor (2012) to Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and last year's Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, the actor has time and again pushed the envelope and he credits his family and wife Tahira for this move. 
 
"My wife is a great support when it comes to reading tricky scripts. She is a writer, so that helps. Whenever I get a script, first, I read it, but I make it a point even Tahira reads it. Thankfully, so far, she has loved all my scripts. She has been teaching journalism and mass communication in colleges," says Ayushmann. 
 
The actor says that his wife believes in his intent to do "unconventional films". "She appreciates the path that I have chosen as an actor." 
 
Asked if there's ever been a case, when Tahira didn't like certain parts of the script or has suggested changes, Ayushmann says, "Once she's done reading the script, we discuss it at length. Difference of opinion happens many times. But we measure pros and cons and see the potential of the script in totality. So, if she has suggested any change, I check with the writer and director.It also depends on how the other person is and if they like your idea." 
 
The actor, who is currently shooting for his next film, Shoot the Piano Player, says that even with his family, he never had any inhibitions talking about his films, no matter what subjects they dealt with. 
 
"It's cool back home. Thankfully, we happen to be progressive enough and it's good to address taboos in our society. People are interested in such films. They don't talk about them in open, but they want to. Maybe after watching the movies, they have started to talk about the subjects," he says.