We need commercial films on gay rights: Ayushmann

CelebritiesPosted On: Jul 20th 2019.
Source: IANS

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) From a virile sperm donor in “Vicky Donor” to a person suffering from erectile dysfunction in “Shubh Mangal Savdhan”, and from a blind musician in “AndhaDhun” to an idealistic cop in “Article 15”, Ayushmann Khurrana has proved his range has an actor.

He is now all set to take his game to the next level, and impress the audience playing a homosexual man in the upcoming “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan”. The actor says it is important that a film based on gay rights be made in the commercial mainstream space.

Ayushmann, who is currently riding the success of his latest release “Article 15”, has an interesting slate of four films coming up — “Dream Girl,” Bala”, “Gulabo Sitabo” and “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan”.

“‘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,” Ayushmann told IANS, adding: “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 34-year-old star’s slant at signing quirky roles sees him play a prematurely balding man in “Bala”.

“It’s a great shift. ‘Bala’ has romance, but it highlights a different issue (baldness). (It is an issue) that 50 per cent 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,” he said.

“Baldness is among the most common issues, so I am glad I am doing it right now,” Ayushmann added.

It has been seven years in the Hindi film industry for Ayushmann and he credits all his films for helping him evolve.

“Every single film has helped me discover myself and also set a new benchmark. I am glad to get such subjects. At the same time, in these seven years I have got the validation that people are accepting my choices. This gives me more courage to go with my intuition. I am in a happy space now,” he said.

About his priority while selecting a role, he said: “I always keep (the film’s) story before of me (as an actor). The stories of the characters I am portraying now are different, charismatic and real. They are commercial in their own way. I am glad I have reached this space and I hope it continues,” he said.

(Durga Chakravarty can be contacted at durga.c@ians.in)

–IANS

dc/vnc





CelebritiesPosted On: Mar 31st 2020.

Lata Mangeshkar contributes Rs 25 lakh to Maharashtr...

Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar has donated Rs 25 lakh to the Maharashtra CM Relief Fund to support the fight against th...


CelebritiesPosted On: Mar 31st 2020.

Shama Sikander takes up vegan diet, ayurveda

Actress Shama Sikander has turned vegan and has also taken up ayurveda. “Veganism has brought in a whole lot of ch...


CelebritiesPosted On: Mar 31st 2020.

COVID-19: Hina Khan sketches India in lock and chain

Amid the nationwide lockdown, actress Hina Khan took to sketching to show the present situation of the country. Hina too...


CelebritiesPosted On: Mar 31st 2020.

Divya Khosla Kumar: World would be so dry without wo...

Actress and filmmaker Divya Khosla Kumar feels the world would be so dry without women, adding that several women around...


CelebritiesPosted On: Mar 31st 2020.

Vicky Kaushal donates 1 crore to COVID-19 relief funds

relief fund, to lend support to the ongoing battle with COVID-19 pandemic. Vicky on Tuesday took to Instagram, where he...