After winning hearts with their endearing performance in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar are all set to reunite on the big screen for their next film, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.
Not only does the rom-com have a hatke title, it’s concept is also unconventional and wacky. The film, which is directed by Prasanna and produce by Aanand L. Rai, tackles the issue of erectile dysfunction. The film is a remake of Prasanna’s Tamil release Kalyana Samayal Saadham.
When a popular tabloid asked Ayushmann about it, he said, “Let’s not call it a remake. It is the rebirth of the same story but the milieu and humour is different. It’s amended to suit Bollywood.”
Adds Bhumi, “There is no fun in doing a run-of-the-mill love story. If films have the ability to change orthodox mindsets, they why not encourage them. This is wacky. We play a couple who are deeply in love but there is a twist in the tale. Sex is still a taboo here but it’s changing. After all, this is the land of Kamasutra.”
Continues Ayushmann, “Moreover, I am glad to feature alongside Bhumi. My wife, Tahira Kashyap saw one of our pictures from a photoshoot and said, ‘It looks like you are hugging me and smiling.’ We are buddies and our chemistry is effortless.”
The Aanand L Rai production will be shot across Delhi and Haridwar.