Ayushmann reacts to Trump's tweet on Shubh Mangal (Photo Credit: Twitter)
A day after US President Donald Trump lauded the newly released gay rom-com movie Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, actor Ayushmann Khurrana is on cloud nine and said that he is quite happy to see a reaction from the US President.
''It was great to see a reaction from US President Donald Trump. I certainly hope and wish that this comment is President Trump's gesture of outreach towards the LGBTQ community and that he will persistently and constantly work towards upholding LGBTQ rights in his country,'' IANS quoted him as saying.
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What does this family have to say about our jodi? -"Neigh". Trailer out at 1.33 pm! #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan ðŸ‘¬ ♥ï¸Â @smzsofficial @gajrajrao @neena_gupta @Jitendrak1 @manurishichadha @sunita_rajwar @maanvigagroo @pankhuri313 @neerajsingh5852 Written and directed by @HiteshKewalya @aanandlrai @cypplofficial @bhushankumar @tseries.official @tseriesfilms
Trump's praise came after human rights campaigner and LGBTQ+ activist Peter Tatchell posted praise for the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer. He’d written, ''A new #Bollywood rom-com featuring a gay romance is hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Hurrah!” Reacting to his tweet, Trump had written, ''Great!''
Great! https://t.co/eDf8ltInmH— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
Meanwhile, Donald Trump is all set to visit India on February 24-25 and will be travelling to Ahmedabad, Gujarat from New Delhi. He will be coming along with First Lady Melania Trump and is expected to attend an event at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad along the lines of the 'Howdy Modi' function that was held in Texas for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September last year.
Coming back to Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, the plot of the film revolves around the same-sex relationship and Ayushmann is seen playing the role of a gay for the first time opposite Kota Factory star Jitendra Kumar.
It also features Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Manurishi Chaddha, Sunita Rajwar, Maanvi Gagroo, Pankhuri Awasthy and Neeraj Singh in pivotal roles. Bhumi Pednekar has also made a special appearance in the film. Written and helmed by Hitesh Kewalya, the film is being produced by Aanand L Rai. The film hit the theatres on February 21, 2020 alongside Vicky Kaushal's Bhoot.
(With IANS Inputs)