Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana – the king of quirky content-driven films that make family audiences and youngsters love him alike. The actor is back yet again with one such film called Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

A film that has a hilarious take on the stereotypes surrounding same-sex relationships in India.

Talking about the film and how he plays the lead role of a homosexual person, he said:

For me, personally, the success of SMZS is in the fact that a film like this is being made today. It only goes to show the progressiveness of audiences who want to see such content and the film-makers who are not hesitant in making movies about inclusivity of all humans.

Ayushmann says he was instantly sold on Aanand L. Rai’s vision of making this film because it is a relevant film for the family audience, Ayushmann’s core audience base.

As an artist, I’m fortunate and privileged to be living and working in such times. I’m proud of my country and industry for the progressiveness that it has shown in the recent past and I’m grateful that I’m part of such a vision like SMZS that tells us about important life and societal lessons.

Ayushmann says his brand of cinema definitely aims at being conversation starters in India. And he’s successfully been doing that with any script that he has taken up in recent times.

I would love to leave a body of work that I’m proud of because I stand for cinema that’s different, that tries to makes you think. I want audiences to always think that I took the risk while trying to give them different cinema. Audiences are tired of the routine and as an entertainer, I’m only trying my best to give them films that they have not seen before. For me too, it’s a learning process and I’m constantly evolving as an actor with every film.

Ayushmann happens to be the first big star in Bollywood who said yes to playing a gay character on screen. With the film releasing today, we hope along with educating many in homosexuality it also leaves us in laughter and tears.

Watch the super fun and fitting video we did with Ayushmann, Neena Gupta and Maanvi Gugroo below: