Basking in the success of his career, Ayushmann Khurrana is gearing up for yet another taboo-breaking subject, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Co-starring TVF fame Jitendra Kumar, Maanvi Gagroo among others, the film will see Ayushmann and Jitu expressing their love for each other and convince their parents to accept them as lovers. But seems like taking the decision of playing a gay character didn’t go well with many industry people since no leading actor has till now chose such a character to portray on-screen.
In his latest promotional interview with IANS, Ayushmann said that many film fraternity people told him to reconsider the decision of playing a gay character in Aanand L Rai’s next. He said, “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 needed to be shattered and the time to change it is now. I somehow knew I had to do it and take the plunge. It's a moment that truly defines me in Indian cinema and I want to cherish this moment with my entire family.” (ALSO READ: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Song Gabru: Ayushmann Khurrana-Jitu Kumar Lock Lips In The Redux Of Popular Punjabi Track)
Hr further said, he has a free pass to do all things different and quirky and he wanted to raise nationwide awareness on the taboos linked with the LGBTQ community at large. He further said that he was sure that he along with makers 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.
Talking about how his family has been a constant support in his Bollywood journey. He told IANS that what he’s today is because of his family. He said that his family has been there for him constantly and been a massive support system for me.
He later added that when he decided to pursue a career in showbiz, his parents stood by him like a rock. When he decided that his 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’ve told him to always back his instincts and never think of what society or my immediate community will say about me.
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