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Royal Stag Mega Music MTV Unplugged's second season this November brought you all your favourite artistes belting out tunes in an acoustic set-up. We go behind the scenes for a chat with the singers whose voices will be showcased like never before.

Ayushmann Khurrana won over audiences completely with his performance in 'Vicky Donor' this year and the icing on the cake was his fantastic song, 'Pani da Rang'. As he lent a new twist to the popular number on MTV Unplugged, we got a chance to chat with the actor. Excerpts from the interview...

You've been everywhere, theatre, radio, films and now music. Which is your favourite 'Ayushmann Khurrana' role?
I think it was a gradual journey between different mediums. Starting from theatre, it went to radio, TV and then, films. But I've always wanted to be an actor. I'm in a very happy space now where I sing, anchor, dance and act. I love my life!

You haven't trained formally in music. How did it work out for you, performing in an Unplugged format?
I think Unplugged strips you stark naked as a singer, because there's no technical help to improve your voice. You identify exactly where you stand. It can also be really intimidating for an untrained musician like me. That said, I did have a blast on it! For professionals, it's the best platform they can find.

Do you prefer music as a medium, when compared to acting?
I've always thought music brings out all kinds of emotion, and so it's the best form of expression you can find. There's music for everything- happy, sad, for kids, for adults. It always sets the mood.


Watch a sneak peek of the multi artist episode of MTV Unplugged featuring Ayushmann Khurrana.


What is the one thing you love, and one that really ticks you off?
Everyone who knows me knows I love music. What ticks me off, is fake people.
Being real is the most difficult thing. Often when you're in front of the camera, you can see the effort people put to hide behind a facade. I'm a Chandigarh boy, and I love being earthy, basic, simple. In fact, I think that's my USP!

Living in Mumbai, do you miss Chandigarh much?
No I don't miss it much....but I do go back there once every two months (laughs). I miss the cleanliness and greenery of the city. Mumbai is chaotic, but it's given me a lot.

What's on the list of your favourite music?
I'm a huge S D Burman, Kishore Kumar and A R Rahman fan. I love most of Rajesh Khanna's film songs. Among the current favourites, 'Pani Da Rang' tops my list! Then there's 'Pareshaan' (Ishaqzaade), Honey Singh's 'Jugni' (Cocktail), 'Ishq Waala Love' is sweet (Student of the Year), and the songs from  'Aiyyaa' are brilliant. 'Dreamum Wakeuppam' is definitely a favourite!

And what's coming up next after 'Vicky Donor'?
What I can tell you is that I have completed my shooting for Rohan Sippy's upcoming film, 'Nautanki Saala'. I'm also singing two songs for the film, one of which I've composed.

Describe Ayushmann, the Chandigarh boy.
I may sound narcissistic, but I'm Punjabi, sweet, slightly talented, musical and real.

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