Leaving behind AndhaDhun and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Hitesh Kewalya-directorial Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, starring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar in the lead, registered a healthy week at the box office. Collecting a total of Rs 32.66 crore, the family entertainer saw limited growth on the third day of its release. Also Read - Ayushmann Khurrana, Wife Tahira Kashyap Donate To Maha CM's Relief Fund To Fight COVID-19
Sharing the latest figures on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan records healthy weekend… Good growth on Day 2, limited growth on Day 3… Metros dominate, contribute to its earnings… Important to stay strong from Mon to Thu… Fri 9.55 cr, Sat 11.08 cr, Sun 12.03 cr. Total: ₹ 32.66 cr. #India biz. #SMZS #AyushmannKhurrana versus #AyushmannKhurrana… *Opening Weekend* biz… 2019: #DreamGirl ₹ 44.57 cr 2019: #Bala ₹ 43.95 cr 2018: #BadhaaiHo ₹ 45.70 cr [extended 4-day wknd] 2020: #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan ₹ 32.66 cr 2019: #Article15 ₹ 20.04 cr 2018: #AndhaDhun ₹ 15 cr 2017: #ShubhMangalSaavdhan ₹ 14.46 cr 2017: #BareillyKiBarfi ₹ 11.52 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.