It's no news that Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan star Ayushmann Khurrana, who recently turned 36 on September 14, is a versatile actor. His choice of roles and films makes him stand out from the rest of his contemporaries. The actor has done many movies that tackle with various issues which are still considered taboos in our society like baldness, erectile dysfunction, sperm donation and more. By taking up such causes and acting as a lead hero who is facing such problems is pretty unconventional to see in Hindi movies where the hero is actually portrayed as someone who is perfect. So, as Ayushmann celebrates his special day today, we bring you his 6 films where he addressed social taboos and created awareness on the subject.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: This movie deals with the problem of erectile dysfunction that has become so common nowadays. Here, Aayushmann plays a groom-to-be who is facing such a problem and how he tackles the whole situation of his marriage which is going to take place in a few days.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha: In this film, Ayushmann marries a girl who is dealing with obesity. It helped the audiences to get aware of the problems of fat-shaming and body image issues that are being faced by many.
Vicky Donor: Ayushmann’s debut film about sperm donation gained a lot of popularity and made him a star overnight. The actor also received the Best Debut Male Filmfare Award for his performance. Talking about the film, it didn't only create awareness on sperm donation but also dispelled some taboos and myths associated with it.
Bala: Baldness is a common issue faced by a lot of men in the country. In this movie, Ayushmann plays a man who is going bald and how he tries to deal with the problem.
Badhai Ho: This movie deals with old-age pregnancy where Ayushmann’s mother in the film (played by Neena Gupta) gives birth to a baby when he is already 26 years old onscreen. It highlights many societal and medical issues that comes with this.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: His latest film is one of the first mainstream gay rom-com which deals with the rights of LGBT community. Here, Ayushmann was seen romancing Jeetendra Kumar who played his love interest in the film.