Ayushmann Khurrana, who will be seen playing a Bengali novelist named Abhimanyu Roy in the forthcoming film Meri Pyaari Bindu alongside Parineeti Chopra, said that it was fun learning the language.
Being a true-blue Punjabi, how difficult was it for him to learn Bangla?
Ayushmann told IANS over phone from Mumbai: "I don't want to call myself a hardcore Punjabi. For Bangla, I had two teachers. In the film, I am speaking in Bangla with my parents. But with Parineeti (Chopra), I am speaking mostly Hindi because she is not playing a Bengali in the film. The nuances in the film are strikingly Bengali. It was fun learning this language."
Meri Pyaari Bindu, which is directed by Akshay Roy, features Parineeti as an aspiring singer.
Asked if he would like to play a singer on screen, Ayushmann said: "Definitely... Because you get to sing your own songs. In this particular film, I'm, of course, not singing because I play a non-singer in the film. Parineeti is playing the singer. If she wasn't playing the singer, then I would have sung."
(With IANS Inputs)