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Ayushmann Khurrana revealed that his fellow actors asked him to rethink about playing a gay character

Ayushmann Khurrana revealed in an interview that many actors in the industry asked him to 're-think' about playing a gay character on screen
by Saumya Bansal | January 28, 2020 18:57 IST
Ayushmann Khurrana revealed that his fellow actors asked him to rethink about playing a gay character

Ayushmann Khurrana is all set to break another taboo and this time it's going to be homophobia. In his upcoming film, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, the actor will be playing a gay man. As we saw in the trailer, he also had to do a lip-lock scene with his fellow actor. However, playing this role was absolutely Ayushmann's decision as his fellow actors had asked him to rethink before signing this film.

 
"Their (family's) confidence in me and my dreams has made me who I am today, has made me what I stand for and I can't thank them enough. Doing Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan was one of the most important decisions of my life. A lot of people from the industry asked me to re-think this because no leading hero has ever portrayed a gay man on screen. But I knew, this stereotype needs to get shattered and the time to change it is now. I somehow knew I had to do it and take the plunge, " he said.
 
Talking about the support he has got from his family, Ayushmann added, "When I decided that my brand of cinema will stand for taboo-breaking subjects and characters like being a sperm donor in 'Vicky Donor', a man dealing with erectile dysfunction in 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan', someone who is prematurely balding in 'Bala', to now proudly playing a gay man in 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan', they (family) told me to always back my instincts and never think of what society or my immediate community will say about me."


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