Ayushmann Clarifies His Take on Same Sex Marriage in India

Ayushmann Khurrana has admitted that he made an incorrect comment about same-sex marriages in India during an interview recently. The actor took to Twitter to clarify his stance. “A genuine slip here though I really wish same-sex marriages get legal in India,” he wrote.

Ayushmann had told Times of India that he is happy about the country legalising same sex marriages.

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“We are really proud that we are supporting the community. Our country is very progressive that it legalised same-sex marriages,” he had said. However, in 2018, the Supreme Court had only decriminalised homosexuality and the legalisation of same-sex marriages were not included in the same.

Ayushmann faced a lot of backlash for his comment.

Ayushmann Khurrana plays a gay man in his upcoming film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Speaking about his role, he told IANS that many from the industry asked him to re-think his decision. “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 is 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.

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