Ayushmann Khurrana looking for "quirky" scripts

Mumbai: After displaying his vocal abilities with hit song "Paani da rang" in debut movie `Vicky Donor`, actor Ayushmann Khurrana is keen to play a singer on-screen and sing for himself.

The 28-year-old, who played a sperm donor in his first film, told IANS: "I would love to play a singer in a film. Something like what Ranbir Kapoor played in `Rockstar`. It would be amazing. If I get to sing in a movie for myself and get to exploit my talent, then why not?"

"I used to take Indian classical music training. I never took it seriously, though I regret it now," he added.

An actor-singer combo increases one`s credibility as a performer, says the youngster.

"If you are lending your voice to your character, it shows your credibility as a performer. If you have a talent to sing, then you should sing for yourself," Ayushmann said.

A VJ-turned actor, he feels his acting skills are more powerful than anything.

"I always felt I was more of an actor than a VJ. I have done theatre from childhood. I have formed two theatre groups in Chandigarh and gave music to it. I have nurtured myself over the years and invested a lot of time and effort in the craft," he said.

Ayushmann has started working on Shoojit Sircar`s `Hamara Bajaj`, in which he plays a tourist guide, who aspires to become an actor.

In future, Ayushmann wants to do some power-packed roles and said: "I get inspired by certain roles like Shah Rukh Khan in `Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa`, Aamir Khan of `Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar` and `Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak` or may be Amitabh Bachchan of `Shakti`."

He said he would prefer to pick "a script which is quite quirky".

"But having said that, I don`t think you can predict if a film will be a hit or super hit," he added.