After a small break from independent music, Ayushmann Khurrana is back with another single ‘Chan Kitthan’ that is produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar. After working together on ‘Ik Vaari’ and ‘Yahin Hoon Main’, the duo will now release the recreated version of the old Punjabi gazal. The song on unrequited love is composed by Rochak Kohli with lyrics penned by Kumaar.
After a successful directorial debut with Tumhari Sulu, Bhushan Kumar asked Suresh Triveni to direct the video. The song also features South actress Pranitha Subhash who after many successful films down south debuts in Hindi content and plays Ayushmann’s love interest. Ayushmann shared a sneak peek on Thursday in which he teases the romantic song. With the teaser, he wrote, “Our rendition of the timeless folk song, #ChanKitthan with @tseries.official, feat. @pranitha.insta. Here’s the teaser. Video out tomorrow!”
Ayushmann, who has given the vocals for the song and also features in the video, says, “I was really excited to record and shoot for ‘Chan Kitthan’. Yes, it will be my single after two years because I was busy with three films last year. But each film had a song I have sung, so didn’t get a chance to record an independent song. But as I got a gap between shoots this time, I went ahead and recorded a song.”
Ayushmann, who will be seen as an undercover cop for the first time adds, “Suresh Triveni wanted to show me in a different light. I haven’t played a cop in any of my previous films. Then, he chose to have a character and look I haven’t been seen before in. Suresh himself is a very exciting director to work with. I did a guest appearance in his directorial debut film Tumhari Sulu and I loved the film. I developed a good bond with him there onwards and we wanted to work together. I am glad we are doing ‘Chan Kitthan’.”
Bhushan Kumar, on his next with Ayushmann, says, “We are glad to work with Ayushmann again on this beautiful rendition. We have worked together before and it’s a comfort we share that enables us to make good music. I wanted Suresh to direct the video after I saw his dedication and passion for storytelling, and I am happy he did it.”
The song is shot in pristine locations like Khardungla Pass, Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok, Tashi Namgyal Academy amidst sub-zero temperatures. ‘Chan Kitthan’ will be out on Friday, June 29.