The actor, who turns 34 today, says he’s excited to move into a new apartment with his wife and daughter; he also says he’s been getting offers for main roles. Aparshakti Khurana made his solo lead debut in Helmet two months ago. Despite the film’s lackluster reception, he believes it ushered in a new chapter in his career. “It makes complete sense to keep doing lead roles now and if the fraternity is sending you such scripts, it’s a no-brainer. When you do get such scripts, why would you pick up stories where you’re the second lead?” he asks, adding, “I’m getting those scripts right now where I’m the lead. I’m trying to zero down on a few of them.”
He jokes that he’d be interested in playing the supporting role in a film starring Aamir Khan, Vijay Sethupathi, Kamal Haasan, or Amitabh Bachchan. However, he quickly adds, “I’ll Choose films keeping an open mind. I wouldn’t think, ‘My journey as a lead actor is going on right now.’ If I get to be a part of films with them, I don’t have to think twice because I’ll be surrounded by people who will only make me a better actor.”
On a personal note, the Hum Do Hamare Do actor celebrates his 34th birthday today, and it’s a memorable one for him because it’s his first since becoming a parent. He flew back to Chandigarh to be with his wife, Aakriti Arora, and daughter Arzoie to commemorate the occasion. So, what does he have planned for the coming year? “I just bought a new apartment in Mumbai. The interior design is going on, which Aakriti is taking care of. That’s going to take a couple of more months to get sorted. Arzoie is still in Chandigarh because it will be difficult for her to come and again shift base to the new place. She needs to be comfortable; we can’t keep changing her surroundings,” ends Khurana.