Bollywood actor AyushmannKhurrana has opened up about the time he kissed a boy in the past.
"I have kissed a boy in the past. During MTV Roadies, we were playing truth and dare. I got the dare (to kiss a boy) and so I did it," said the actor, who is seen playing a gay character in his upcoming film ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan, and who is seen kissing his co-star Jitendra Kumar in the ‘Gabru' song of the film.
Ayushmann added, "If I can do it for a dare then why can't I do it for a film? This kind of film is happening in India in 2020. I feel a boy can fall in love with a boy, or a girl can fall in love with a girl. It doesn't matter because at the end of the day. Love should be treated as love."
Did his co-star Jitendra Kumar also have the experience of kissing a guy in the past? "Before shooting the kissing scene, I asked Jitu if he had ever kissed a boy. He told me he had done it in the past. He told me that ragging takes place in engineering colleges, and he was given a task to kiss four boys. I feel this is ridiculous. I feel ragging should be banned and it is not right. It shouldn't happen. It wasn't banned back then, so Jitu had to do it. So, he has done method acting before this film," said Ayushmann.
On the release of the gay rom-com, Ayushmaan said he is glad that India is ready is for a film on the same-sex relationship.
ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan is directed by Hitesh Kewalya. The film also features Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, ManurishiChaddha, SunitaRajwar, and PankhuriAwashty in key roles. - IANS