Aayushmann Khurrana is going to play a homosexual man in the upcoming Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. The actor said it is important that a film based on gay rights be made in the commercial mainstream space.
“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 said.
“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 realize how important it is to give gay people their rights,” he added.
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,” he added.