Ayushmann Khurrana has come out of the closet with another socially relevant topic, this time homosexuality.
In typical signature quirky style, we see Khurrana playing a gay man in his upcoming film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. The trailer of the comedy drama was released today, Monday 20 January and it is everything hilarious with a dash of social commentary. The film, written and directed by Hitesh Kewalya revolves around homosexuality and has actor Jitendra Kumar as Ayushmann’s partner.
The trailer of the film is packaged with everything that is considered a stigma around same sex love in India.
From Kartik declaring his love in front of the entire family to him gate crashing Aman’s wedding, the trailer gives the perfect sneak peek into how the movie tries to normalise things around homosexuality.
It opens with actor Manurishi Chaddha hesitating to utter the word “gay”. The trailer soon moves to the DDLJ-style first encounter of Kartik (Ayushmann) and Aman (Jitendra) and their blossoming love. It then shifts to Aman trying to tell his parents (Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta) that he is a homosexual and cannot marry a girl, while the couple refuses to understand.
At a time when Bollywood is reeking of remakes and remixes, Ayushmann Khurrana with every film brings a breath of fresh air to break the shackles of the industry.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a sequel to Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017). The latest movie also stars Maanvi Gagroo, Pankhuri Awasthi and has Bhumi Pednekar in a cameo.
Ayushmann had in the past given critically acclaimed performances in socially relevant films like Bala, Dream Girl, Article 15 and Badhaai Ho.
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.