Ayushmann: Rishi worship
Ayushmann: Rishi worship

After two films, Ayushmann Khurrana would be seen in YRF’s next ‘Bewakoofiyan’ starring Sonam Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor. After being a part of innumerable films, Rishi Kapoor is a school of cinema in himself and did coach Ayushmann on the sets of the film.

“Being a Punjabi, I have a tendency of speaking too fast. So he would point that out to me whenever I strayed and told me to slow down. Not just that, he used to calm me down as an actor,” says Ayushmann, who is clearly smitten by his new guru. Ayushmann also details how Rishi Kapoor is a one-take actor and helped him even when he needed more takes.

“Oh yes, at times I saw my director Nupur Asthana and him getting into this chit-chat of sorts when she wanted a shot to be taken all over again. Though he is a one-take actor, it sometimes takes me a while to warm up. So when Nupur requested for a retake, Rishi-ji used to show his mock annoyance in his own style but nonetheless obliged. He always loved me and did whatever it took to ensure that we had the best act together on screen,” said Khurrana fondly as he shares how glad he was to work with the inimitable Rishi Kapoor.

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