Soaring past the opening day figures to double its numbers at the Box Office, Hitesh Kewalya-directorial Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan starring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar in the lead, witnessed a jump on the second day of its release. The family entertainer garnered a total of Rs 20.63 crore after opening to Rs 9.55 crore. Also Read - Ayushmann Khurrana And Aparshakti Khurrana Buy New Family House in Chandigarh’s Panchkula
Sharing the burgeoning numbers on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed, “#ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan jumps on Day 2… Metros witness growth, while mass pockets remain strictly average… The trend suggests further growth on Day 3… Eyes ₹ 34 cr [+/-] weekend, which is a healthy score… Fri 9.55 cr, Sat 11.08 cr. Total: ₹ 20.63 cr. #India biz. #SMZS (sic).” Also Read - Masaba Gupta on Body-Shaming in Bollywood: No matter How Many Conversations we Have, Top Roles Are Still Reserved For Only Some
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.