CELEBRITY NEWS: Ayushmann Khurrana is a National Award-winning actor, a soulful singer, a charming emcee, a talented poet and a smasher of stereotypes! From donning a saree in Dream Girl to playing a cop in Article 15, he has proved that he can be a master of all trades both in reel and real life.
In a recent interview, the actor got candid about why he chose to play a gay character for his upcoming project.
News18 quoted him saying, “Doing ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ was one of the most important decisions of my life. Many people from the industry asked me to rethink this because no leading hero has ever portrayed a gay man on screen. But I knew this stereotype needed 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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Talking about how his family has been his pillar of strength right from the start he revealed,
“When I decided that my brand of cinema will stand for taboo-breaking subjects and characters like being a sperm donor in ‘Vicky Donor,’ a man dealing with erectile dysfunction in ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan,’ someone who is prematurely balding in ‘Bala,’ to now proudly playing a gay man in ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan,‘ they told me to always back my instincts and never think of what society or my immediate community will say about me.”
NDTV quoted him adding, “I have a free pass to do all things quirky, and I wanted to raise 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
Pune Mirror quoted him talking about the film’s release on February 21 by saying,
“My family thoroughly supported me in my decision and I want to see this film with my parents and all my relatives. It’s a moment that truly defines me in Indian cinema and I want to cherish this moment with my entire family.”
He certainly is the epitome of versatility, don’t you think?
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan with Ayushmann Khurrana in a lead role essaying a homosexual man. The Bollywood movie centers on the topic of same-sex marriage, this is the second installment in the series which the 2017 film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan started.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan has been produced by Aanand L. Rai and Bhushan Kumar under their respective banners Colour Yellow Productions and T-Series. It is set to release on February 21.