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World Poetry Day: Ayushmann Khurrana wants to launch book of poems

The actor credited his poetry-loving parents for influencing him.

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Ayushmann Khurrana is an actor, singer and a poet too. While we have seen the actor and singer in him, Khurrana is on his way to give fans a taste of the poet in him. On World Poetry Day, the actor declared that he could soon release a book on his poems.

Of late, the actor has been posting few verses from his poems. Speaking to Hindustan Times, the actor stated that his parents had a influence on him. His mother, Poonam, as a Masters Degree in Hindi, while his father, P Khurrana was always fond of poetry and ghazals.

"One day, I plan to definitely release a book of my poems," said Khurrana. When asked why not now, the actor replied, "That’s a part of my bucket list. But I don’t have enough material right now, therefore I’ll continue [writing verses] till I have close to around a hundred pages.” His latest poem was 'Tumhari Almari Ki Khushboo'. Khurrana was influenced by the likes of Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Shiv Kumar Batalvi.

"Harivansh Rai, Nirala. All of them were called 'rashtra kavi' because they'd write motivational stuff, and take pride in being an Indian. I love Rumi and Shiv Kumar Batalvi. While growing up, I read Paash. His poem, 'Sapne Khatarnak' would be used in our street plays," added Khurrana.

It must be recalled that in his maiden film Vicky Donor (2012), Khurrana had incorporated a poem written from his college days into the 'Paani Da Rang' song. Rochak Kohli had assisted Khurrana with the lyrics.