Ayushmann Khurrana’s spouse: Tahira Kashyap tells her reason why she’s comfortable with her husband kissing Jitendra Kumar in ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan‘.
In Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, a film revolving around same-sex relationships, box office audience will get to see Ayushmann kissing his male co-star and romantic lead Jitendra Kumar.
Ayushmann Khurrana is heavily promoting his upcoming movie Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan in which, for the very first time, he will play the role of a gay man. Unlike other Bollywood wives who have openly expressed their displeasure at their husbands kissing another heroine, Ayushmann’s wife cum theatre director Tahira Kashyap says she is fine with her husband kissing on screen no matter whether the person is a man or a woman.
When Tahira was asked to comment on the kissing scene in the movie, she said,
“I was delighted to see Ayushmann kissing a guy on screen! Honestly, now I view it from the perspective of respecting an artist and his work – so whether he kisses a man or woman, I am seeing the emotion of the character. When he kisses a girl, I can see that the man is in love with her and this is what he needs to do to show love. I would make my characters in my movies do the same. And now if he is kissing a man that’s the most natural thing for him to do because he is gay and that’s his way of expressing love.”
She further defined her stand and said,
“Who am I to judge? My perspective of watching him on screen is surely from the perspective of what he as a character should be doing and in Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan this is what he should do because he is in love with the boy. What else do you do when you are in love?”
Tahira, who is popular for her open mindedness and her zest also opened up about being recognised as Ayushmann’s wife.
“It wasn’t easy, but I have absolutely no qualms about being called Ayushmann’s wife. I see that the journey that he has gone through has so much hard work and perseverance and now it’s paying off for him finally. And why not? Tomorrow when my kids grow up and I hope they do some amazing work and then people say call me ‘Virajveer and Varushka’s mother’ I will be equally happy. I am also equally happy when people call me just Tahira so I am very happy in every aspect.”