Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Last Update : 06:04 AM IST

62nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra50231146001635 Tamil Nadu162778324112 Gujarat140636412858 Delhi134186540261 Rajasthan70283848163 Madhya Pradesh66653408290 Uttar Pradesh62683538161 West Bengal36671339272 Andhra Pradesh2780184156 Bihar257470211 Karnataka208965442 Punjab2060189840 Telangana1854109253 Jammu and Kashmir162180921 Odisha13365507 Haryana118476516 Kerala8485206 Assam393584 Jharkhand3701484 Uttarakhand317583 Chandigarh2621794 Chhatisgarh252640 Himachal Pradesh203594 Tripura1941650 Goa66160 Puducherry41120 Manipur3220 Meghalaya14121 Arunachal Pradesh210 Mizoram110 Sikkim100

Ayushmann Khurrana’s gay romance

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Sep 22, 2019, 1:09 am IST
Updated : Sep 22, 2019, 1:09 am IST

Ayushmann is no stranger to unconventional roles and films, especially those that address sexual taboos.

Ayushmann Khurrana
 Ayushmann Khurrana

After his vocal transgender avatar in Dream Girl, it is time for Ayushmann Khurrana to push the envelope even further with his next project Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan. He plays a gay character that comes out of the closet and also wants to marry his partner.

The partner in this unabashed gay comedy will be played by Internet sensation Jitendra Kumar, whose skits at The Viral Fever have the nation’s attention.

Sources say the gay angle would not be dealt in an apologetic or hesitant manner. “Unlike Onir’s brave My Brother Nikhil, where no intimacy was shown between Sanjay Suri and Purab Kohli, in Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan there will be many intimate moments between Ayushmann and Jitendra. This would be the first gay love story in Indian cinema, where the central relationship would not accentuate the gender of the lovers,” says a source close to the project.

Ayushmann is no stranger to unconventional roles and films, especially those that address sexual taboos. In his debut film Vicky Donor, he played a sperm donor. In Shubh Mangal Savdhan, Ayushman’s character suffered from erectile disorder. In Badhaai Ho, he dealt with his mother’s pregnancy and in Dream Girl, he was a cross-dressing actor impersonating a female phone-sex worker.

When asked what it would be like doing a kissing scene with his male co-star in Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan, Ayushmann had opined that it would be no different from kissing a female co-star.

Tags: ayushmann khurrana, gay romance