Bollywood's Trailblazer
Travel+Leisure India|October 2021
In his first cover shoot since the pandemic hit, Ayushmann Khurrana soaks up the Mumbai sun at Mandira Bedi’s beautiful bungalow on Madh Island, and talks about how travel has changed him in more ways than one.
Aindrila Mitra

Ayushmann Khurrana enjoys a moment of quiet in Mandira Bedi’s Airbnb bungalow on Madh Island.

ON HIM: Sheer shirt, ₹4,018, Polite Society; houndstooth trousers, price on request, Ermenegildo Zegna; loafers, price on request, Christian Louboutin; Iconic Link Arctic steel watch, ₹19,999, Daniel Wellington.

Produced by AINDRILA MITRA

Photographed by TARUN KHIWAL

Assisted by NITHIN JOSEPH & ABHISHEK VERMA

Styled by ISHA BHANSALI

Assisted by KHUSHI BHATIA

Make-up by SANJAY YADAV

Hair by MOHD JAVED (TEAM HAKIM’S AALIM)

Location: MANDIRA BEDI’S HOUSE ON AIRBNB (MADH ISLAND)

Khurrana is also a musician-singer and has lent his voice to many Bollywood songs.

ON HIM: Rust suit, price on request, Ermenegildo Zegna; blue shirt and canvas sneakers, prices on request, Gucci; yellow silk tie, ₹8,000, Brooks Brothers; automatic steel watch, ₹29,999, Daniel Wellington.

I lived in Mumbai for 12 years, but never did i think of entering the cocoon of Madh Island—barely an hour’s drive from the city’s suburbs. As our car parks at Mandira Bedi’s home—a beautiful four-bedroom property overlooking the Arabian Sea in Erangal village—an instant sense of serenity envelops me.

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