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Ayushmann Khurrana announces gay love story Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan with a quirky video

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan will tackle the subject of homosexuality and will feature Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role. The film releases in 2020.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 9, 2019 3:54:55 pm
ayushmann khurrana new film Ayushmann Khurrana is happy to collaborate again with Aanand L Rai for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

After the success of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, the makers have announced the second film in the franchise titled Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role and the actor took to Twitter to announce the film with a quirky video.

The video captures the evolution of love in cinema and literature and how the love stories that we have largely consumed are heterosexual. They then speak of the love stories that were not spoken about earlier but have always existed, the homosexual love stories.

Hitesh Kewalya, who wrote the screenplay and dialogues for Shubh Mangal Savdhan, will direct the film. It will be produced by Aanand L Rai and the rest of the cast is yet to be decided.

Talking about his new project, Ayushmann Khurrana said in a statement, “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a beautiful story told in the quintessential Aanand 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.”

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, a remake of Prasanna’s 2013 Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham, addressed the taboo subject of erectile dysfunction in a quirky manner. The film became the sleeper hit of 2017.

Hoping that the audience likes the second installment in the Shubh Mangal Savdhan franchise, producer Aanand L Rai of Colour Yellow Productions said, “The success of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan encouraged us to turn it into a franchise which tackles taboo subjects in the most light-hearted manner. With Zyada Saavdhan, we have a great story in hand and who better, but Ayushmann to play the lead since he brings a whole new level of expression to the table. Hope audiences enjoy it as much as the first film.”

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is scheduled to release on Valentine’s Day 2020.

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