As you might be aware, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is about same-sex marriage. The Ayushmann Khurrana starrer is a spin-off of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, which released in 2017. In an exclusive interview with BollywoodLife.com, Ayushmann Khurrana along with his Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan team, spoke about the power of cinema, and how it has the potential to change lives. He also spoke about a time when he was borderline homophobic.
When asked if the feel if cinema has the power to influence people, the actor said, "Definitely. Cricket and cinema are the 2 biggest entities in our country. They are the biggest influencers. What an activist can't do an artist can through cinema. It has that power. It influences a lot of people. It convinces you to do something. The kind of films that I've been doing are more progressive in nature and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is also one of them."
Watch the full interview below:
Ayushmann was also asked the first time he came to know about homosexuality. He replied, "I don't remember that. It was probably in school, early teens maybe. I was in an all-boys school and an all-boys college. I was not very receptive. I was not very progressive in my thought process. I was probably borderline homophobic. But I saw the transition in my thought process over the years when I came to Delhi and Bombay, and met people from the community. I became more sensitised. Then I realised that was such a fool back in the day. I thought that the transition I went through, any average Indian homophobe can go through as well. If we manage to do that in our film, it will be a huge victory."
The trailer of the film has been received well and we'll have to wait and watch if this will be yet another hit in the purple patch of Ayushmann's career.
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