I will finally spend time with my family and hug them: Ayushmann Khurrana
“It’s been a decade since I last spent New Year’s with family in Chandigarh, and this year ending will be priceless for me,” says Ayushmann Khurrana who is finally heading home soon after wrapping up the shoot for ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’.
Though the film was entirely shot in Ayushmann’s hometown Chandigarh, he stayed in a hotel throughout the 70 day schedule for the sake of his family’s safety.
Before reuniting with his family, Ayushmann will be undergoing a COVID test, which is what he has strictly emphasised upon for himself. “I will be wrapping up my shoot this week, and I have enough time for my COVID tests, get the reports and go home,” he says, adding, “I will be able to finally spend time with my family and hug them. I haven’t been able to meet my family properly because of my shoot,” says Ayushmann. “I haven’t been able to meet my family properly because of my shoot,” says Ayushmann. Amid the shooting, the actor had made a brief visit home on Diwali, but ensured he got tested before meeting them and stayed as socially distant as possible from his family.
Before resuming shooting for the film, Ayushmann spent good time exploring the city, reconnecting with his life here as a student.
He says, “Since the lockdown lifted, we have been in Chandigarh and have made amazing memories with each other. I have been able to catch up with my complete family, my friends from school and college as well as some of my teachers. I am going to deeply cherish the time I have spent in my hometown.”
Ayushmann is happy that his kids, Virajveer and Varushka have managed to soak in Chandigarh and felt closer to their roots.
“I am really happy that my kids got to spend time and live in Chandigarh because that’s where our roots are, and they had a blast. With the attention that they have got from our families and our friends in the past few months, I think they are going to miss them dearly,” he says.
Elaborating on his New Years and Christmas plans, he says these will be “super intimate affairs for the Khurranas” this year.
He adds, “We are going to do a simple get-together during New Year’s Eve. 2020 has taught us to concentrate on our priorities, on the things that bring us joy. I am fortunate that I will have all the important pieces of my life under the same roof to celebrate this New Year with.”