Ayushmann Khurrana on Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Important to make films based on gay rights

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Ayushmann Khurrana with every film is raising the bar. In Shubh Mangal Saavdhan he played the role of a man who has the problem of erectile dysfunction, and now in the sequel to the film, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Ayushmann will be seen portraying the role of a homosexual.

Recently, while talking to a news agency, the actor spoke about Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and how it is important to make movies based on gay rights. Ayushmann said, “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is an important film in the commercial mainstream space. It is important to make films based on gay rights in the commercial sphere because that way you are not preaching the converted.”

“You are probably talking to those who have biases against towards homosexuals. We have to reach to the lowest common denominator. They need to watch the film and realise how important it is to give gay people their rights,” the actor added.

Ayushmann has been doing movies that tackle some of the issues of society. Article 15 was about how a section of the community is still treated in our country and his next Bala will talk about premature balding. While talking about the film, the actor said, “It’s a great shift. Bala has romance, but it highlights a different issue (baldness). (It is an issue) that 50 percent men deal with after 30. It’s a prevalent subject and (I wonder) how we missed it till now. After all, we have tackled subjects such as sperm donation, body shaming and aging pregnant parents. Baldness is among the most common issues, so I am glad I am doing it right now.”

Apart from Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Bala, Ayushmann has movies like Dream Girl and Gulabo Sitabo. While the former is slated to release in September this year, the latter will hit the screens in 2020.