Ayushmann Khurrana: I was probably one of the youngest to host a breakfast show
On World Radio Day Ayushmann Khurrana shares his thoughts and says how radio shaped his career.
Sharing his thoughts on World Radio Day, Ayushmann Khurrana says, “I think I was probably one of the youngest in the country to host a breakfast show. These shows are hosted by radio jockeys. My first job gave me a chance to host a breakfast show. I was in Delhi. It was all new for me.”
Ayushmann says, “It was in the year 2006 and radio was going through the second phase. Then we started as a retro station. At 22, I was almost well versed in retro Bollywood. My interest in music helped me a lot. My masters in journalism made me well equipped to host shows.”
Ayushmann Khurrana hosted ‘Maan Na Maan’ and ‘Main Tera Ayushmann’ on the station before becoming a VJ on India’s biggest youth TV channel. It was with Vicky Donor when he made it big in the Hindi film industry. It was hugely successful. He adds, “It is important for all to cherish the starting point of one’s career. These formative years mean a lot as they can make or break one’s career. However, I was fortunate to be around talented people.”
Ayushmann Khurrana, who is known for working on unique scripts, is called the poster boy of content cinema in India. He delivers hit social entertainers. He earned the ‘Most Influential People in the World’ by the prestigious TIME Magazine. He adds, “I always wanted to pursue my career in entertainment and performance arts. Therefore, my stint as a radio jockey helped me to gain confidence. Radio taught me I always wanted to be an entertainer.”
The versatile actor says, “Fresh and unique subjects and concepts attract me. I always wanted to do out-of-the-box things. Ordinary concepts do not allure me. I remember doing trying varied concepts on my shows. I pushed my boundaries. I try to deliver something fresh to people.”