Ayushmman Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar reunite to showcase the issue of erectile dysfunction in middle class India
From playing a sperm donor to now playing a guy who suffers an erectile dysfunction, actor Ayushmman Khurrana seems to have taken a shine to the topics of below the belt.
“I am not skeptical about such content, I am more skeptical about normal content. Also, you need to carve a niche for yourself in the industry and such quirky filmsjust give me that benefit,” says Ayushmman.
The actor feels that his film mirrors the middle class society. “This is an issue that is always discussed in hush tones, but we made sure that we don’t make fun of people. We just wanted to show that – mardaangi is not by making it stand up. Moreover, you need to deal with this issue. Some people recommend taking a holiday. That doesn’t work. You need to solve the problems with valid consultation,” he adds.
Directed by RS Prasanna the romantic comedy is a remake of Prasanna’s Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham (2013). “This is a very middle class world and there is a lot that is associated with a middle class conservative mindset. I wanted people to open up about this issue in a humorous manner,” says Prasanna.
“Our film celebrates the imperfections of a relationship, no romance is perfect. Even though this is not a small thing, our film talks about true love and how love can win over the toughest battle,” chirps in Bhumi Pednekar, who is reuniting with her debut movie co-star from
Dum Lagake Haisha. Talking about the changes they have gone through, Ayushmman says, “She has of course gone through a body transformation and I have gone through a very different transformation (laughs). But as an actor both of us have become more involved in the whole process.”
“Also, we have become even better friends since Dum,” says Bhumi who is also gearing up for the release of second film.