Parineeti, why did you feel the need to clarify the
Aapne mujhe kabhi dekha justify karte hue? I
am an entertainer - both in real life and films. I try to make everyone laugh
and will continue to do that. I don't think anybody can choose what I can do
with my life for me. As an artiste, we should be given that freedom and I
respect other people's freedom also.
Did you fear anything when you were recording the
Parineeti: Darr aisa kuch nai tha, but I wanted to sing
perfectly. I am a trained classical singer and even when I am in a corridor, I
try and sing to the best of my abilities. In fact, my mood gets affected on
days when my voice isn’t proper. So, in a way, that was the biggest
responsibility and fear in my head.
Ayushmann, you are a singer. What was your reaction
when you heard Maana?
I first heard Parineeti sing in a make-up room
in 2012. She was singing Phir Le Aaya Dil from Barfi, and I told her that time
that she sings well and since then I am pushing her to sing. I am glad she
launched Maana after 5 years.
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Did you at any point feel that Abhimanyu’s character
should have been the singer in the film?
Ayushmann: It’s great when you get to perform different
roles on screen. In fact, I have started writing these days, have my own
columns and have written a book as well. There's a writer in me which is now
coming out in Meri Pyaari Bindu for the first time. The identities as a singer
and an actor should always be different.
Ayushmann mentioned Phir Le Aaya Dil which reminds me
of Priyanka Chopra. Parineeti, how has she influenced your singing?
She is, of course, an inspiration. She's not a
trained singer and yet sings so well. Music is in our blood and she has done it
on an international level with some of the top music pop stars. As a sister,
she got very emotional when she heard my song. I sent the track to her first.
Her approval was important.
Parineeti, did you get feedback from legendary singers
for your singing debut?
Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Neha Kakkar,
Vishal-Shekhar were impressed. They sent me messages and I am thankful that
they liked it. Their opinion matters a lot.
Parineeti, you are returning to the big screen after a
hiatus of 3 years. Did you, at any point, feel that people will judge or forget
My break effectively lasted only 10 months. I
had a long term goal in my head and a lot of people supported me, because of
which I was not scared to take a break.
Are you satisfied as an actor Ayushmann?
I am glad that in a span of 5 years I have
been able to give 2 National Film Award winning movies - Vicky Donor (2012) and
Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015). I am fortunate that I am getting quality roles.
Parineeti, coming to the Sonakshi Sinha - Sona
Mohaptra controversy. You made your point on social media, but Sona Mohapatra
had to say something the Justin Bieber concert and about 'actors of
If Sona Mohapatra thinks that the Justin
Bieber stage was for 'actors' of singing, I am ready to sing Maana...
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Ayushmann, do you also get bashed on social media?
Trolls nowadays don’t even spare the likes of Amitabh Bachchan...
It depends on your personality and the way you
behave on social media. But jab takk aapki praises ki maatra trolls se zyada
ho, tab tak aap safe hain. Everybody has become an arm-chair thinker
Do success and failure affect you?
Parineeti: Yes, I am human after all. Success makes me
really happy and failure affects me deeply. Having said that, I have seen a
couple of films not working in my career and I now handle it better.