Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has shared that the intention behind making ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ was to talk about the concept of gender inclusivity.
The film, which was released on OTT after a successful theatrical run recently, became the most streamed content within 24 hours of its digital release.
Commenting on the same, Ayushmann Khurrana said, “We wanted to talk about the need for gender inclusivity and for that to happen, it was important that a critical number of people saw and engaged with the film.”
Ayushmann Khurrana further said, “From the get go, we wanted to make a film that touches as many people as possible. It is really heartwarming to see that ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ became the number one streamed content within 24 hours of its drop.”
He added, “‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ has been made with a lot of love, soul and heart. the fact that it is entertaining so many people and delivering an important, positive message for social good is really, really humbling.”
‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, also stars Vaani Kapoor besides Ayushmann Khurrana and touches upon the subject of transgender inclusivity and has received a positive response from the audience.
Khurrana’s performances as a blind pianist in Andhadhun and an honest cop in Article 15 won him two consecutive Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, and he also won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the former.
Additional to his acting roles, Khurrana has sung for all of his films with the exception of Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bala and the Amazon Prime Video-presented comedy-drama Gulabo Sitabo (2020); his debut “Pani Da Rang” earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer, and was also composed by him and composer friend Rochak Kohli.
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