Beating the opening records of Ayushmann Khurrana’s previous flicks, including blockbusters Badhaai Ho and AndhaDhun, Hitesh Kewalya-directorial Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan won fans over with its bold content. Addressing the taboo around homosexuality, the film grossed a splendid Rs 9.55 crore at the ticket windows on the first day of its release. Also Read - Ayushmann Khurrana, Wife Tahira Kashyap Donate To Maha CM's Relief Fund To Fight COVID-19
Sharing the mighty numbers on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed, “#ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan fares very well on Day 1… #Delhi-#NCR, #Punjab perform best… #Mumbai picks up… Brand #AyushmannKhurrana + #MahaShivratri partial holiday contribute… Important to score on Day 2 and 3… Fri ₹ 9.55 cr. #India biz. #SMZS #AyushmannKhurrana versus #AyushmannKhurrana… *Day 1* biz… 2019: #Bala ₹ 10.15 cr 2019: #DreamGirl ₹ 10.05 cr 2020: #SMZS ₹ 9.55 cr 2018: #BadhaaiHo ₹ 7.35 cr [Thu] 2019: #Article15 ₹ 5.02 cr 2017: #SMS ₹ 2.71 cr 2018: #AndhaDhun ₹ 2.70 cr 2017: #BKB ₹ 2.42 cr #India biz. (sic).” Also Read - Babil Khan Wears Dad Irrfan Khan's Clothes to Awards, Reveals Why Mom Sutapa Sikdar Refused to Attend
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is probably the first mainstream actor to have portrayed an out-and-out gay character in his upcoming film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. However, the actor says that the decision of taking up this character wasn’t easy. Ayushmann, in his latest interview with a daily, revealed that he was discouraged to sign the film because no leading man from the industry has ever portrayed a serious homosexual character on-screen. The actor, who’s known for being a part of the films that initiate a dialogue about social change, said he was adamant on breaking this stereotype and putting forth the issues faced by the LGBTQ community in India.
Starring actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Manurishi Chaddha, Jitu K, Sunita Rajwar, Maanvi Gagroo, Pankhuri Awasthy and Neeraj Singh, the film is written and directed by Hitesh Kewalya and bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Aanand L Rai and Himanshu Sharma. It features Jitendra as Ayushmann’s on-screen love interest.