Actor Ayushmann Khurrana turns 36 on Monday, and he says he is going to train hard for his upcoming film on his birthday.
“I’m currently neck-deep in preparations for my next, a progressive love story directed by Abhishek Kapoor. I’m running against time to achieve the desired physique for this film and I know for a fact that I can’t take a single day off from working out. So, even on my birthday, I’m going to train really hard,” said Ayushmann.
The actor says he wants to surprise the audience with his physical transformation in the yet-untitled film co-starring Vaani Kapoor.
“It has been really tough to push myself this much because I want a certain transformation for myself. I have a certain expectation and I want the audience to see something new about me,” he said.
The actor quips that his birthday has fallen on a day that he currently dislikes.
“I usually shudder on Mondays and just look for excuses because I have to do legs. It’s painful but as they say — no pain, no gain. This year, my birthday falls on a Monday! So, I’m hoping I will be able to walk after my session and be in the right condition to celebrate,” he said.
The actor is, however, thankful that he can be with his family on his special day.
“I’m grateful that I’m spending my birthday with my entire family this year in Chandigarh. I don’t remember when was the last time that I got to do this in recent years. So, it is going to be very special,” he summed up.
Ayushmann has been roped in by UNICEF India as a celebrity advocate who will work at ending violence against children.
He will be promoting rights #ForEveryChild. He says he is concerned about all children who never get to experience a safe childhood.
“I am very pleased to partner with UNICEF as a celebrity advocate. I believe that everyone deserves the best start in life. As I watch my children play in the safety and happiness of our home, I think about all the children who never get to experience a safe childhood and grow up with violence at home or outside, “Ayushmann said.
The actor says he looks forward to supporting rights of the most vulnerable children, so that they grow up as happier, healthier, and educated citizens amid nurturing environments that are free from violence.
Welcoming Ayushman as a celebrity advocate for children’s rights, Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ayushmann Khurrana as a UNICEF celebrity advocate. He is an actor who challenges the boundary of every role he plays and will bring sensitivity, passion and a powerful voice for every child. Ayushmann joins us to support efforts towards ending violence against children.”
Haque added: “His support will help increase awareness about this important issue, especially now with Covid-19 heightening the risk of violence and abuse against children due to the extended lockdown and the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic.”
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