Set in what looks like a swish flower shop, the song “Mera Mann Kehne Laga” has Ayushmann Khurrana strumming a guitar and crooning the mushy sweet nothings of his heart. “Tujhse hi toh mili hai raahat, tu hi toh meri hai chahat, tujhse hi toh judi, zindagi!”
He has a crush on the pretty girl Nandini (Pooja Salvi), but so has his buddy (played by Kunal Roy Kapur). While Ayushmann has pretty close encounters with her, Kunal watches her from afar, hidden behind the flowers in the shop or the curtains in a theatre. There’s also a kiss between Ayushmann and Pooja.
“Mera Mann Kehne Laga” is a lilting track with an ear-caressing melody. It’s written and sung by Falak Shabbir.
Nautanki Saala! is a rom-com about two guys who work in a theatre group. Talking about the film, Ayushmann Khurrana recently said: “It is a fun film. It has drama and theatre.”