Parineeti and I share similar influences: Ayushmann

New Delhi: Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana says he and his “Meri Pyaari Bindu” co-star Parineeti Chopra share quite similar influences as they both come from Punjabi families.

The 32-year-old star opened up about his bond with the actress, saying they have lot of things in common which is why they were very comfortable with each other on sets.

“Parineeti and I share similar influences may be because both of us are Punjabi. We like similar kind of food. We listen to similar kind of music. We also used to exchange lot of songs on the sets. I have a great bond with her,” Ayushmann told PTI.

Parineeti, who will mark her singing debut with “Meri Pyaari Bindu”, is a trained classical singer in real life and her co-star Ayushmann is all praise for her voice.

“She is a trained singer and nobody knows that. People will be blown away once her song from ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ will come out. She is just amazing,” he said.

When asked if he would like to collaborate with the actress on his independent albums, Ayushmann said, “To begin with, let’s do the movie first and keep this surprise for the movie. Later we can do or think about collaborating on a song. Because I want this element to come for the movie first.”

Ayushmann will also be seen sharing screen space with Kriti Sanon and Raj Kumar Rao in “Bareilly ki Barfi” and he said he is all prepared for the comparisons with the national award-winning actor.

The “Vicky Donor” star believes that there is nothing to be scared about working with good artistes as they always raise the bar of the films.

“Stronger actors and artistes only make stronger films. They give you positive energy. They can only lift the film up and each and every actor gets benefited out of it. I think it’s a very selfish reason but one should always work with strong actors because only those people can make successful films,” he said.

Ayushmann has completed his four years in Bollywood as an actor but he still enjoys performing live more than acting.

“The kind of butterflies, nervousness and anxiety you get while going onstage it’s unmatched. It’s totally unparalleled. When you record a song it comes out after three months down the line or may be after a month.

“Even if you shoot for a film it takes at least six months to release. You don’t receive the live reaction. But if you perform live onstage the instant gratification and appreciation you get is amazing. That’s a different high altogether and that is why Ayushmann as a live performer is closest to me,” he said.