Ayushmann Khurana is one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. In the last 5 years or so, the Punjabi lad from Chandigarh has made a huge impact in the Hindi Film Industry with his back to back outstanding performances and earned the love and respect of millions of Hindi Film lovers.
These days, Ayushmann Khurana is news for kissing co-star Jitendra Kumar in their upcoming film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Hindi Film audiences are not used to seeing same-sex kisses on the silver screen and this is why it has sparked a bit of controversy.
However, Ayushmann Khurana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap, who is also a filmmaker, seems to be completely fine, in fact, she’s delighted after seeing the kissing scene between Ayushmann and his co-star Jitendra.
Talking to Pinkvilla in an interview, Tahira said:
“I was delighted to see Ayushmann kissing a guy on screen! Honestly, now I view it from the perspective of respecting an artist and his work – so whether he kisses a man or woman, I am seeing the emotion of the character. When he kisses a girl, I can see that the man is in love with her and this is what he needs to do to show love. I would make my characters in my movies do the same. And now if he is kissing a man that’s the most natural thing for him to do because he is gay and that’s his way of expressing love.”
Tahira Kashyap also said that she is nobody to judge and he (Ayushmann) should be doing whatever his character demands.
“Who am I to judge? My perspective of watching him on screen is surely from the perspective of what he as a character should be doing and in Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan this is what he should do because he is in love with the boy. What else do you do when you are in love?” Tahir Kashyap added.
Talking about the film, Ayushmann told IANS, “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is an out and out entertainer that also gives the right message. It will be incorrect to call this film a serious, message-oriented film. It is not. It is a hilarious film that’s also slapstick in parts to drive home the message of the film. It has its heart at the right place and it is not a serious film that delves any deeper.”