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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan makers looking for the right man to cast as Ayushmann Khurrana’s love interest

The makers are looking for the right actor to cast opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

bollywood Updated: Jun 07, 2019 08:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Ayushmann Khurrana,Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan,Jitendra Kumar
Ayushmann Khurrana at Hello Hall Of Fame Awards 2019 in Mumbai.(IANS)

The makers of Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan are still on the lookout for a man who will star opposite him in the gay comedy. While it was Ayushmann who announced the film on Twitter and other social media channels, neither the producers, nor the actor have revealed who will be seen as his love interest in the film.

The film was announced in early May after the Supreme Court ruled Section 377 as unconstitutional. The makers even shared an announcement video on social media. The 50-second-long teaser captured the evolution of love stories in India and how people are familiar with heterosexual relationships like Romeo-Juliet, Laila- Majnu, Mirza-Sahiba, Raj-Simran. But we also get to see same-sex love stories which existed in the society but were never known or talked about.

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Directed by Hitesh Kewalya, the upcoming film is a stand alone sequel to 2017 film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. The much-awaited film is being produced by Aanand L Rai, who also backed the prequel. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan had received an overwhelming response from the audiences and critics alike for the way it dealt with a subject like erectile dysfunction. The film, helmed by RS Prasanna, released on September 1, 2017, and also starred Bhumi Pednekar.

The subject of homosexual relationships was tackled this year in Sonam Kapoor-starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.

While talking about Shubh Mangal 2, Ayushmann, in a statement, said, “It is a beautiful story told in the quintessential Aanand L Rai style of filmmaking that will touch your hearts and leave a smile on your face.” He further added, “It is one of the most brilliant films that I have read in a long time and it handles the subject of homosexuality really sensitively. It is a pleasure to collaborate again with the master storyteller of our times. It is an out and out entertaining film that will also make you think and that’s the hallmark of good cinema.”

As per several reports, the plot revolves around how a conservative family comes to terms with the fact that their son is gay. It is expected to go on the floors in the last week of August.

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First Published: Jun 06, 2019 16:05 IST