At 29, Ayan Mukerji is one of Indian cinema’s brightest young filmmakers and BFF to Ranbir Kapoor. With ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Wake Up Sid’ to his credit, it is clear Ayan hasn’t made such significant inroads onto the Bollywood scene without backing up his talent with serious labour. If there was ever any doubt that the Mukerji boy can’t sit still, we’re here to dispel the thought.
A few short weeks ago, Ayan was diagnosed with dengue and was confined to his bed at home in Mumbai. Unlike hotelier Dinesh Khanna (and so many others who have recently spent over a week in hospital recuperating from the dreaded illness), Ayan refused to be admitted. It was on September 12 that his father Deb Mukherjee (yes, they spell their last name differently) confirmed to the mainline press that Ayan had dengue, yet the debilitating disease didn’t stop the filmmaker from making an appearance at a Durga Puja ‘pandal’ in Mumbai’s suburbs, hosting a bash for buddy Ranbir’s September 28 birthday and getting back to business almost immediately. In fact, we spotted Ayan out and about driving a shiny blue BMW only yesterday (October 7), scowling at traffic in Khar’s narrow bylanes. We’re guessing it isn’t the dengue that has him down, but the absence of a chauffeur — no matter how much pleasure a car may give you, no one wants to drive in peak-hour Mumbai traffic!
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