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"Our country is homophobic." - Ayushmann Khurrana on 'Chandigarh Kare Aashiqi' failure 

Saturday, November 19, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Our country is homophobic. - Ayushmann Khurrana on Chandigarh Kare Aashiqi failure 

Ayushmann Khurrana is definitely the most unique A list star of Bollywood. He always choses offbeat scripts which usually address a social or political issue and tries to present them in a light-hearted manner. In this pursuit, he sometimes manages to strike the chord with the audience while other times he fails. During the promotions of his upcoming film 'An Action Hero', he stated that his LGBTQ based film 'Chandigarh Kare Aashiqi' was failure because our country is still homophobic.

Khurrana told OTT Play, "I started with movies on taboo subjects. I suppose the type of subjects – it has to be a community viewing, and it has to have a wider film, including an LGBTO film (Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui), really don’t do well commercially because, unfortunately, our country is homophobic. Then there was Anek, a docudrama that was a very niche in terms of the tone of the film. Doctor G was an A-rated film, and given the kind of certification it got, the film did decently well in theatres. For a while, that was my learning for making a film."

When asked whether he is fazed by box office failures of his films, Ayushmann said, "I think I'm unshakeable. If I stop taking risks, I will be conventional. I have always been unconventional, and I make those choices. I will be taking them in the future as well, regardless of success or failure. I just keep pushing the boundaries, and that's the beauty of the budgeting of the films, too. My films are mostly low- to mid-budget, so no one loses money and I can afford to take risks."

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