It isn’t official as yet. But it’s still a good time to reveal that Ayushmann Khurrana, currently basking in the glowing reviews for the stunning Article 15, is all set to return to collaborate with producer Aanand L Rai for a sequel to the 2017 sex comedy Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.
To jog the brain a bit, the earlier comedy featured Ayushmann as a sexually dysfunctional bridegroom-to-be. Apparently, the sequel would take Ayushmann on another sexually disoriented journey.
Says a source close to the project, “The idea is to bring out into the open bodily issues that no one discussed. Which is not to say that Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan will go down the same path as the first instalment with Ayushmann again. But there will definitely be a flaw in the protagonist to deal with.”
Joining Ayushmann in the sequel would be Rajkummar Rao, another actor like Ayushmann, who is moving from strength to strength. The two have earlier worked together in Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Bareilly Ki Barfi. We can only hope to see the two capable actors come together again in a game-changing jugalbandi.
Incidentally, the original Shubh Mangal Saavdhan director R S Prasanna won’t return to direct the sequel. Producer Aanand L Rai whose own directorial undertaking Zero in 2018 was a resounding flop, would once again be focusing on introducing new directorial talent through his production house.