Ayushmann breaks another taboo
After doing movies based on subjects like ‘sperm donation’ and ‘erectile dysfunction’, Ayushmann is breaking another taboo around pregnancy with his latest movie
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, whose recently released film Badhaai Ho received a tremendous response at the box office, feels that he is meant for taboo breaking subjects and is proud of being part of the progressive cinema.
Does he fear that stories like Badhai Ho would create an awkward situation if watched with the family and hence would affect his viewership?
Ayushmann says, awkwardness is not as big as compared to Vicky donor or Shubh Mangal Savdhaan where you had to explain to your child who a sperm donor is or what is erectile dysfunction. "It's pregnancy and everybody knows how it happens. There is no scene or line in the film which is vulgar or cringe worthy."
"That happened with my earlier films as well. Even with heavy taboo breaking subjects, we managed to bring the family audience to the theatre," he adds.
Besides the choice of films, the actor is known for picking up languages and accents easily. Speaking about the same, he says, "It comes from the background that I have come from. I did theatre during my school and college days. I have travelled a lot. I have interacted with people from different states and thereby developed a thing for Indian languages. I learned Bengali for Meri pyaari bindu and Marathi for Hawaizaada. Even in this film, I am speaking three different accents. I am little anglicized in my work space, I speak Meerut accent at home and Haryanvi with my friends. So, I feel this film has given me the space for all of it."
Produced by Junglee Pictures in association with Chrome Pictures, the movie was released on October 19.