After delivering back-to-back hits, Ayushmann Khurrana is definitely on cloud nine. From Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Bala to Vicky Donor, he entertains us with a powerful message with it. Breaking stereotypes with his films, he blatantly opts for an unconventional story over a commercial one. That’s what makes him stand out from the crowd. <3
Ahead of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’s release, the spectacular trailer itself created a lot of buzz. Essaying the role of a gay character is not as easy as it looks. On the same note, here’s what Ayushmann Khurrana has to share.
In a recent interview, he made a shocking revelation on the criticism received over his film’s character. The national award-winning actor confessed, “Doing ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ was one of the most important decisions of my life. A lot of people from the industry asked me to re-think this because no leading hero has ever portrayed a gay man on screen. But I knew, this stereotype needs to be shattered and the time to change it is now. I somehow knew I had to do it and take the plunge.”
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Speaking about the social issue through a film, he further clarifies, “I have a free pass to do all things different and quirky and I wanted to raise nationwide awareness on the taboos linked with the LGBTQ community at large. I was sure that we have to make ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ as a full family entertainer that brings a smile to people’s faces, to spread the message of the film to as many people as possible across the country and I’m thrilled with how the movie has shaped up.”
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A family that poses together, slays together! #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan ? ♥️ @smzsofficial @gajrajrao @neena_gupta @Jitendrak1 @manurishichadha @sunita_rajwar @maanvigagroo @pankhuri313 @neerajsingh5852 Written and directed by @HiteshKewalya @aanandlrai @cypplofficial @bhushankumar @tseries.official @tseriesfilms
It looks like, the goodness runs in the Khurrana family. We’ve set our hearts on the actor’s 8-year-old son. When Tahira Kashyap asked him about homosexuality, his response to it was truly out of this world. He is clearly setting an example just like his father, isn’t he?
With the upcoming film the dad is doing, I wanted to be forthcoming with my 8 year old son. I asked him if he knows what homosexuality means or being gay means. He knew it. I asked him if he was ok with it. He replied…what’s there not be ok about. (Teary eyed and proud)
— Tahira Kashyap Khurrana (@tahira_k) January 27, 2020
Helmed by Hitesh Kewalya, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan also stars Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on 21st February 2020.
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