Ayushamann Khurrana: Incorrect to call my film serious

Updated: Feb 14, 2020, 08:12 IST | Agencies | Mumbai

Ayushamann Khurrana insists that Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a quintessential Bollywood movie.

Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana says he was sold to filmmaker Aanand L Rai and director Hitesh Kewalya's vision for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan because they wanted to make it a quintessential Bollywood movie and not approach it as a cause film.

Khurrana clears the air saying that it will be incorrect to call the film a "serious", "message film" because it is not. "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is an out and out entertainer that also gives the right message. It will be incorrect to call this film a serious, message oriented film. It is not. It is a hilarious film that's also slapstick in parts to drive home the message of the film. It has its heart at the right place and it is not a serious film that delves any deeper," Khurrana said.

A still from the film
A still from the film

The actor added he was instantly sold on Rai's vision of making the film's appeal wider by making it a funny movie. "I was sold with Aanand L Rai sir and Hitesh's vision because they wanted to make it a quintessential Bollywood movie and not approach this as a cause film. It's not an in depth look into the issue of same-sex relationships in our country," he added. Khuranna says the film, through the story of one family. "It should be viewed as a film that deals with the issues of one family and how they come to terms with their son being gay."

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