Ayushmann Khurrana (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Ayushmann Khuranna has perfected the game of breaking stereotypical roles taken by mainstream Bollywood hero one at a time. After making a throbbing debut with the role of a sperm donor and now with a nation award win the actor is all set to play a homosexual character with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Nevertheless, the actor made an error while recounting facts about same-sex relationships however rectified soon after calling it ‘a genuine slip’ and then passed it as a wish he wants to witness coming true one day.
In an interview with Times of India, Ayushmann recently spoke about his film and the aim behind it. The actor while recounting facts stated that he is happy that the government has legalised same-sex marriages in India. Taking to his Twitter handle, Ayushmann later rectified his statement. “A genuine slip here though I really wish same-sex marriages get legal in India. “he wrote.
A genuine slip here though I really wish same-sex marriages get legal in India ðŸ™ÂÂðŸÂÂ½ https://t.co/4NmPGMedx5— Ayushmann Zyada Khurrana (@ayushmannk) January 28, 2020
In 2018, the Supreme Court of India decriminalised homosexuality and diluted Section 377 that prohibited homosexual relations. However, same-sex marriages were not made legal in the same. Shubh Mangal Savdhan deals with a middle class family living in Varanasi who struggles with their sons announcement of his sexuality before his marriage.
Ayushmann Khurrana's unconventional choice of films and his quirky yet realistic roles have managed to win hearts of his fans so far. In a separate interview Ayushmann revealed that a lot of people from film fraternity "asked him to re-think" playing a gay man but he went for it because he wanted to change the stereotype. "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," he was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
Besides Ayushmann the film also stars Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Maanvi Gagroo and others in key roles. Directed by Hitesh Kewalya, it is slated for February 21, 2020.