Hitesh Kewalya-directorial Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, starring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar in the lead is going steady at the box office even in its second week. Witnessing a tough competition from Taapsee Pannu’s Thappad, the film managed to mint Rs 56.98 crore. Sharing the figures on Twitter, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan [Week 2] Fri 2.08 cr, Sat 3.25 cr, Sun 4.06 cr, Mon 1.40 cr, Tue 1.35 cr. Total: ₹ 56.98 cr. #India biz. #SMZS.” (sic) Also Read - Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Box Office Collection Day 10: Ayushmann Khurrana’s Film Enjoys Lack of Major Opposition, Mints Rs 54.23 Crore
Talking about the film in an interview earlier, Ayushmann had told IANS, “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. 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.”
He also 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 about 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.