Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan actor Ayushmann Khurrana: Breaking down article 377 was a historic step to encourage inclusion
Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana has made them different from each other. He leaves no stone unturned to surprise his fans with his impeccable and unexpected roles.
Ayushmann will now be seen in Aanand L. Rai’s i Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Which focuses on the relationship between people of the same sex. He feels he had to make this movie and do his part for the cause of the LGBTQ community in India.
Ayushmann says: “I was born and raised in a small city, and growing up I didn't have the right knowledge, nor did I understand about this. I have seen my perspective on the LGBTQ community evolve and I slowly recognized the social stigma and stereotypes associated with the community in general and it hurt. ”
The Article 15 actor reveals that he was a proud Indian when Article 377 was struck down by the Supreme Court of India. “Human beings are born equals and should be treated as equals. Who they are, whom they love, what their choices are should never been questioned in a free country. But, sadly, that doesn’t really happen anywhere and evolution to becoming a better society is always a process, always a work in progress. I’m grateful that our nation has also evolved with time and striking down of Article 377 was a historic step towards fostering inclusivity. I was proud of my country when the judgement was passed.”
Ayushmann says he decided to back ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ because such films foster the spirit of inclusivity and individuality in society at large. “I had to back this important project and do my bit to raise more awareness around this sensitive issue. It is an honor that Aanand L. Rai sir felt that through Hitesh Kewalya’s vision, I could be entrusted to play this important role on screen and take a very important message to as many families and parents in India. This is my attempt at celebrating the individuality of all Indians and championing inclusivity that truly defines us all as human beings, ”he says.