Ayushmaan Khurrana took to social media to pay an emotional tribute to legendary singer-actor Kishore Kumar on his birthday. Remembering him on his 92nd birth anniversary, Ayushmaan sang Kishore Kumar’s popular song Chookar mere mann ko with a mashup of Moh moh ke dhaage from his film Dum Laga ke Haisha in a short video post.
The actor wrote that he could not sleep the previous night because it is Kishore Kumar’s birthday. “Happy birthday Kishore da! You don’t sleep the entire night and then record this early in the morning. And you don’t get sleep coz it’s Kishore da’s birthday (sic).”
Ayushmaan is currently shooting for Doctor G in Bhopal which also happens to be Kishore Kumar’s birthplace. The actor wrote about the coincidence. “And I’m in his state MP! Bhopal is treating me well. Khandwa, his birthplace is just two hours away from here.”
Aysuhmaan dressed in a casual T-shirt is accompanied by pianist Akshay Varma who trained the actor for Andhadhun and now for Doctor G. He wrote, “And pls welcome @akshayvarma04, my musician friend, who trained me with the piano in Andhadhun. And now he’s training me with the dialect for Doctor G! As of now ‘Tu jo kahe jeewan bhar tere liye main gaaoon.’ The song of an artiste who is immortal. #HappyBirthdayKishoreDa (sic).”
On a related note, Ayushmann had earlier disclosed how the late singer-actor had inspired him throughout his life and career. The star, who made his Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor, also revealed his single biggest regret, on the occasion of Guru Purnima, which was celebrated recently.
Ayushmann said, “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.”