Friday February 28, 2020

Industry People Asked me to Re-think Playing a Gay Man’s Role: Ayushmann Khurrana

Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana feels that he is what he is today because of his family

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In "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", Ayushmann will be seen playing the role of a gay man and he says the film will entertain audiences. Wikimedia Commons

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is waiting for the release of his next “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan”, says that many from the Hindi film industry asked him to re-think over playing a gay man on screen.

“I’m what I’m because of my family. They have constantly been a massive support system for me and they have always enabled me in taking the biggest life decisions. When I decided to pursue a career in showbiz, they stood by me like a rock.

“When I decided that my brand of cinema will stand for taboo breaking subjects and characters like being a sperm donor in ‘Vicky Donor’, a man dealing with erectile dysfunction in ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’, someone who is prematurely balding in ‘Bala’, to now proudly playing a gay man in ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’, they told me to always back my instincts and never think of what society or my immediate community will say about me,” Ayushamnn said.

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Ayushmann says says “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan” is a film that had to be made because of the impact that it can have on society. Bollywood Country

He said many people from the industry told him to rethink playing a gay man on screen.

“Their (family’s) confidence in me and my dreams has made me who I’m today, has made me what I stand for and I can’t thank them enough. Doing ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ was one of the most important decisions of my life. A lot of people from the industry asked me to re-think this because no leading hero has ever portrayed a gay man on screen. But I knew, this stereotype needed to be shattered and the time to change it, is now. I somehow knew I had to do it and take the plunge,” he said.

Ayushmann is set to have a screening of his film for his entire family soon and he is excited about seeing their reaction.

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He said: “I have a free pass to do all things different and quirky and I wanted to raise nationwide awareness on the taboos linked with the LGBTQ community at large. I was sure that we have to make ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ as a full family entertainer that brings a smile to people’s faces, to spread the message of the film to as many people as possible across the country and I’m thrilled with how the movie has shaped up.

“My family thoroughly supported me in my decision and I want to see this film with my parents and all my relatives. It’s a moment that truly defines me in Indian cinema and I want to cherish this moment with my entire family.” (Bollywood Country)

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I Give a Lot of Importance to Fitness: Katrina Kaif

"I create my own workout plan," says bollywood actor and fitness icon Katrina Kaif

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Actor Katrina Kaif, says she gives a lot of importance to fitness and even creates her own workout plan. Wikimedia Commons

BY SIDDHI JAIN

Actor Katrina Kaif, a fitness icon and inspiration to many at 36, says she gives a lot of importance to fitness and even creates her own workout plan. This is the latest bollywood news.

“I give a lot of importance to fitness and workout seven days a week for at least 1-3 hours. I like to challenge myself which is why I create my own workout plan, its a mix of squats, push ups, lunges.

“I also do Pilates and Yoga. Lots of cardio, weight training as well as functional training. I also indulge in a lot of trendy workout which includes TRX, Bosu Ball, Kettlebells or Powerplates,” Kaif told IANSlife.

 

 

 

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“As a rule, I always avoid three foods which are gluten, refined sugars and dairy products,” says Katrina Kaif. Wikimedia Commons

These days, the top actor is being seen in a new brand commercial for Slice in a decade-old partnership that she says is “legacy” for her. With much emphasis on fitness, how does she regulate her food intake?

“As a rule, I always avoid three foods which are gluten, refined sugars and dairy products. I have four glasses of warm water in the morning, eat boiled vegetables and fruits every two? hours.


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“Cereals, Oatmeal for breakfast, grilled fish, legumes, green salads for lunch. Bread with peanut butter for evening snack and soup, fish, salads for dinner. I like to keep myself hydrated all the time,” she said.

On the work front, Katrina will be seen in Rohit Shetty-directed “Sooryavanshi” releasing this March. (IANS)