Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar starrer homosexual love story ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ after managing to get a release in India with U/A certificate, got banned in Dubai and UAE. Reportedly the makers even agreed to edit the much controversial lip lock scene between the lead actors, but it was of no help, as the film censor body in Dubai and UAE still declared a ban on its release.
A source from the Middle East shared, that they knew this was coming, or rather not coming. He further stated that they really wanted to see what ”Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan” has to say, since it is the first Bollywood film that normalises a gay relationship. But sadly, all films with a gay content are banned in the Middle East parts of the world. Reportedly the makers were informed that it was not about the kiss in particular but the theme of homosexuality.
Meanwhile in India, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan managed to get a U/A certificate from the CBFC. Reports state that the film body officials are looking at the film as ‘a love story and not a gay love story’. As per reports members of the Censor Board saw the film ahead of its release today, and they have not only given a U/A certificate to the film, but has also pass the much controversial same sex smooch scene without asking the makers to edit it. The producer of the film, Aanand L Rai was very apprehensive about the kiss before the the trailer launch, as he wanted a ‘U/A’ certificate for the trailer of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Anand was anxious that the CBFC would ask for the kiss to be removed. But no one objected to the kiss from the board before the trailer launch, barring only to the swear word that Gajraj Rao utters when the kiss happens.
Ayushmann, who had played the role of a man suffering from erectile dysfunction in the first installment, is seen playing a gay character in this movie named Kartik Singh. Where he is seen romancing Jitendra Kumar, who is playing Aman Tripathi.
This Hitesh Kewalya directed film, also stars Gajraj Rao, who is playing Jitendra’s father Shankar Tripathi and Neena Gupta, who is essaying the role of his mother, Sunaina Tripathi. Pankhuri Awasthy will also be seen in this film playing Kusum, Jitendra’ fiancé. Bhumi Pednekar, who had played the lead role opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in 2017 release Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, is returning to the sequel of the movie, with a cameo appearance in the film. The film got released today, and is enjoying good word of mouth and has already won over the audience, owing to its impactful content.