Director R.S. Prasanna‘s upcoming drama movie title ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan‘, will be produced by Aanand L Rai. The movie features Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles. The movie will be focusing on the issue of erectile dysfunction and how it brings changes to his family life. While Bhumi Pednekar will play his on-screen love.
About the movie, director R.S Prasanna says that the movie will talk about the erectile dysfunction but there is nothing vulgar in that because he wants the audience to feel squeamish. He says that looking at the citing examples of films like ‘Piku’ and ‘Vicky Donor’, which also deals with the unusual themes like consumption and sperm donation. R.S Prasanna says that he has given a comic flavour in the movie to make the topic digestible.
About the same, he said, “What’s the fun in talking about erectile dysfunction if I make it vulgar? It’s stupid because the riskier the idea, the more you have to make it digestible. It is extremely critical to the health of the film that it better be funny and sweet.”
The movie which is said to be a remake of his hit 2013 directorial debut ‘Kalyana Samayal Saadham’. He says when the producer Aanand L Rai came up to him for the Hindi remake of the movie he did not rush into it as he did not want to mess up with the opportunity. He said, “As soon as my movie released in Chennai, within 20 days I had an offer in hand to direct a Hindi film. When something happens so fast, you need to take a lot of time to ensure that you don’t goof up that opportunity.”
Moreover, he said, “Even while writing the film we were aware that this is a universal theme, when the movie released we started getting feelers from a couple of people in Bollywood. I was even told that ‘Kalyana…’ is a Bollywood movie in the form of a Tamil film. It was very urban, softer in its rhythm. Back of the mind, we knew if the movie does well, there is a chance we can take it to Bollywood. Rai got busy with his directorial “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” and Prasanna started a small English film about spirituality. The real work started in 2015 as Prasanna wanted a writer who could do justice to the subject.” He added, “Himanshu Sharma writes exclusively for Aanand L Rai. He has his own rhythm. While he was there to guide, he was working on the Shah Rukh film. So, I needed to find my own Himanshu. I found it in Hitesh (Kewalya). Once he came on board, it was fast.”
“Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” is all set to release on September 1.