These are Ayushmann Khurrana’s words when he was asked to comment on POTUS: Donald Trump’s tweet on ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’.
At a recently held public event, Ayushmann Khurrana shared his reaction to US President Donald Trump’s tweet on his latest box office outing, ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’.
This movie deals with subject of homosexuality and a human rights campaigner cum LGBTQ+ activist named Peter Tatchell took to his Twitter page and tweeted,
“A new #Bollywood rom-com featuring a gay romance is hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Hurrah!”
Trump who is on a 2 day visit to India starting 24th Feb, quote tweeted Peter’s tweet by stating, “Great!”
During the recently concluded Hindustan’s Shikhar Samagam 2020, when Ayushmann was asked about the US President’s tweet, he stated,
“It was a very surprising tweet. I want him to work for LGBTQ rights in his country. I hope the LGBTQ community in the US gets his support. He should watch our film, it’s very important for him.”
When Ayushmann Khurrana was asked about dealing with this subject with comedy, he went on to say,
“Doing it through comedy is important, it’s a big taboo in small cities. The audience will come for entertainment and will take home a message.”
Talking about the movie, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is helmed by Hitesh Kewalya and co-produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Aanand L Rai, and Himanshu Sharma. Apart from Ayushmann and Jitendra, the film also features Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Manurishi Chaddha, Sunita Rajwar, Maanvi Gagroo, Pankhuri Awasthy, and Neeraj Singh in pivotal roles.
On its box office premiere day, this homosexual romantic comedy made more than Rs 9 crore at the box office. But the film has been banned in the UAE.