November 25, 2020

‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ BEATS ‘Article 15’ to emerge as Ayushmann Khurrana’s fourth-highest first-weekend opener; Read details – Times of India

Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan‘ has emerged as a clear winner from its box office clash with Vicky Kaushal‘s ‘Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship’. The film has managed to earn Rs 30.75 crore from its first weekend in the domestic circuit.

The film was expected to do better business but considering the subject of the film, ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ hasn’t been able to connect with the audience like Ayushmann’s previous releases ‘Badhaai Ho’, ‘Dream Girl’, ‘Bala’ and others. But still, the film has managed to carve a place for itself in the National Award-winning actors list of highest weekend openers. Here are Ayushmann’s five highest first weekend openers:

Dream Girl Rs 43.22 crore
Bala Rs 42.03 crore
Badhaai Ho Rs 32 crore
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Rs 30.75 crore
Article 15 Rs 19.84 crore

The Hitesh Kewalya directorial which also features Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao in pivotal roles has managed to impress the audience in Metro cities according to the latest Box Office India report.

Ayushmann, who is known for portraying unconventional roles on the silver screen essays a homosexual character in ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’. In an exclusive interview with ETimes, Ayushmann opened up about the apprehensions he had playing the character. “You know, I’ve made my entire career by taking risks. This is another kind of risk and I guess this is the day and age when you can take a lot of risks. You have to give something different to the audience and for me, it’s not just about entertainment, it’s also about certain value creation, coupled with entertainment. That’s what I try to do with every film of mine, and ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ is no different,” he said.

Furthermore, he added, “I guess we are ready for a homosexual love story. Because it’s 2020 we have become more progressive as a society. There’s a lot of acceptance out there and also there are a lot of homophobes. So this film is for them. The target audience is that section of society which is against LGBTQ.”

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