Shocking the expectations of fans and critics alike, Hitesh Kewalya-directorial Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, starring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar in the lead, is witnessing a downward trend starting this week. Barely scraping Rs 3.07 crore on Tuesday, the family entertainer grossed a total of Rs 39.60 crore. Also Read - Babil Khan Wears Dad Irrfan Khan's Clothes to Awards, Reveals Why Mom Sutapa Sikdar Refused to Attend
Sharing the dipping numbers on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan slides further on Day 5… Is collecting mainly at key metros… Eyes ₹ 44 cr+ total in *Week 1*… Fri 9.55 cr, Sat 11.08 cr, Sun 12.03 cr, Mon 3.87 cr, Tue 3.07 cr. Total: ₹ 39.60 cr. #India biz. #SMZS (sic).” Also Read - Ayushmann Khurrana's Beautiful Poem For Late Actor Irrfan Khan Will Surely Make You Emotional, Read Here
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 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. It features Jitendra as Ayushmann’s on-screen love interest.