TRUST Ayushmann Khurrana to always do something out of the box. There is no one who blends love stories with unconventional plot twists better than him. Be it as a sperm donor in Vicky Donor, a man with a penile dysfunction in Shubh Mangal Savdhaan or a homosexual in Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan, Ayushmann is the poster of boy for breaking stereotypes. And with the recently released trailer of the film Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, the actor has once again proved that he is the flag bearer of social issues in movies.
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, Khurrana plays the macho fitness trainer whose ambitions take a back seat when Manvi, played by Vaani Kapoor enters the gym as a Zumba trainer. With her sizzle and oomph, she makes it difficult for Manu to concentrate on anything but her. Manu falls in love and soon finds out that Manvi might not be how he has been thinking all along.
Though the movie does not explicitly let out the trans-woman plot, it is quite evident that Maanvi’s physicality is the roadblocker of their love story.
The trailer is daring and impressive and the writers Supratik Sen,Tushar Paranjape and director Abhishek Kapoor deserve all the credit for bringing out a trans-love story into mainstream Hindi cinema.
But one important thing to note in the midst of all of this is the lack of trans persons in the film industry for true casting, which leads to the lesser convincing cisgender actors being casted.
The big question is, will Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui be the gamechanger of mainstream trans love in India?