Wait, did Donald Trump just feel "great" about Ayushmann's Subh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan?
POTUS Trump tweets about the Bollywood film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan which features the love story of a same-sex couple!
It seems that just ahead of his India tour, the US President Donald Trump likes everything Indian (except tariffs, of course). Apparently, the POTUS feels "great" about Ayushmann Khurrana's love story of a same-sex couple "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan".
On Friday, Peter Tatchell, a British LGBTQ rights activist, tweeted about Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar. He celebrated the effort of the makers to showcase ‘gay romance’ after the ‘decriminalisation of homosexuality’ in India.
He wrote, “India: A new #Bollywood rom-com featuring a gay romance is hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Hurrah! http://ow.ly/mcQs50yro76 @TheQueerAsia @beinglgbti @cadrsunilgupta @NazProjectLdn.”
This tweet, then somehow reached Trump, who re-tweeted it saying "great!"
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan released on Friday with rave reviews, praising the acting and the use of humour in the film. The story revolves around two lovers and their struggle to convince their families of their relationship. The film also stars and solid ensemble cast which includes Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta and Manu Rishi.
The film has also been praised for treating the couple like any other couple and not fetishize them as something "different".
Donald Trump will be on a two-day visit to India starting from February 24. He will be accompanied by First Lady Melania Trumo and will be visiting Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi.
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