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Since we were young, we have been taught that there are certain topics on which we can’t talk publicly. Discussing those topics even with our parents and elders was considered wrong and we were guided to keep our thoughts on those topics shut. Topics like same-sex marriage, rape, domestic violence, and mensuration were considered bad to discuss in public and in front of elders and parents. But now as the country is moving towards being a ‘developed’ country, people have started adapting to the changes that have come from the west and their mindset is also changing. They have started talking about all the above-mentioned topics with their kids so that they can understand what is right and what is wrong. School textbooks have also included these topics in their curriculum. Though we are yet to achieve a lot in terms of being open about such topics, these small changes are worth appreciating. (Recommended Read: Ravi Dubey And Sargun Mehta Welcome Home A Brand New Car, The Former Pens A Happy Note)
Some credit for this needs to be given to Bollywood for bringing a lot of change in the mindset of the people. A shift from masala entertainment scripts to unconventional scripts has made a lot of difference in the mindset of the people. From movies based on domestic violence to rape victims, we are progressing towards a better understanding of various topics and the ones who are getting more influenced by these are the millennials. Ayushmann Khurrana is one such actor, who from the beginning of his career has been doing concept-based films and has received a lot of applause. He will next be seen in the movie, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan which is based upon same-sex marriage. He has already received a lot of applause for choosing a film based on such a bold topic.
On January 27, 2020, Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap took to her Twitter handle and shared an incident which left her teary-eyed. She shared the conversation she had with her 8-year-old son, Virajveer on his father, Ayushmann’s upcoming movie. Her tweet could be read as “With the upcoming film the dad is doing, I wanted to be forthcoming with my 8-year-old son. I asked him if he knows what homosexuality means or being gay means. He knew it. I asked him if he was ok with it. He replied...what’s there not be ok about. (Teary-eyed and proud)”
With the upcoming film the dad is doing, I wanted to be forthcoming with my 8 year old son. I asked him if he knows what homosexuality means or being gay means. He knew it. I asked him if he was ok with it. He replied...what’s there not be ok about. (Teary eyed and proud)— Tahira Kashyap Khurrana (@tahira_k) January 27, 2020
Tahira Kashyap recently attended an event at TATA memorial hospital in Mumbai with breast cancer patients and was all praises for her husband, Ayushmann Khurrana for taking up a movie on such a bold topic. She had said, “I am proud of the films that he (Ayushmann) is doing, and even this one. I feel the idea is to celebrate love, and the day we stop thinking and about whether it's a love story between a boy and a boy, or between a girl and a girl, we will have developed as a nation. It is important to be in love irrespective of gender and I am happy that he did this film.” (Suggested Read: Smriti Irani Pens A Cute Note For BFF, Ekta Kapoor's Son, Ravie Kapoor's 1st Birthday)
In an interview with the ANI, Ayushmann Khurrana had revealed the reaction of his parents after watching the trailer of the movie, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Ayushmann is the first leading hero to portray the role of a gay man on the big screen. Talking about his parent’s reaction, he had said, “When I showed them (parents) the trailer of the film, they absolutely loved it. They saw it on loop and laughed all the way through. I was thrilled with this reaction from them because I realized immediately that the subject, my character has appealed and connected with them.”
Ayushmann, during the same interview, had revealed how his parents were in full support of him taking an important film with a strong message and had said, “I always talk to my parents about the films that I decide to do and I got tremendous support from them when I told them that I’m going to do Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. They said they were proud of me that I decided to back a film that had a strong message to society. They said it was an important film for the entire country especially the parents because it could give them the right message about raising their children.”
Earlier, in an interview with Anupama Chopra, Tahira had talked about her insecurities when Ayushmann entered Bollywood. She had revealed, “I was this crazy, insecure pregnant person when Vicky Donor happened and that was the worst phase for both of us. I think both of us were very immature. He didn’t have the maturity to kind of hold my hand and tell me it’s ok, especially, when I am crazy on my hormones because I was pregnant at the time and I also didn’t have the maturity to just take it easy and know this thing will get over." (Must Read: Karan Patel And Ankita Bhargava's Daughter, Mehr's First Clear Picture Is Out And We Are In Awe)
We can’t wait to see Ayushmann in the movie, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan!
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