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.”