You know how Mumbai Mirror runs this ‘Sexpert column’ everyday on page number 32? Oh, of course you know! It’s the same one where you find all those bizarre, funny, and ridiculous sex related questions with an 88-year-old doctor named Dr Mahendra Watsa having a ball of time answering each. In fact, most of the questions seem so made up that it’s far from being true, yet it’s entertaining and worth a read. So when I got to meet Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar during the promotions of Shubh Mangal Savdhan – a film which deals with a subject like erectile dysfunction, I didn’t think twice before asking them to react to the sexpert column.
Basically, I turned Bhumi and Ayushmann into sexperts and boy, what fun! Both Ayushmann and Bhumi were such a sport. They were ridiculously amused reading questions like, “Will I contract goat-related disease if I have sex with my goat”to something as foolish as “will I get pregnant watching porn videos”. In fact, seeing how uneducated people are when it comes to sex, Bhumi and Ayushmann even pleaded why it’s high time everyone starts discussing sex openly and be aware of everything that goes in and around. Here, watch the full video below and tell me if you are not left in splits by the end of it.
It’s indeed very brave of Ayushmann and Bhumi to actually take up contemporary issues like these for their films and put some sense into the society. For those who are well aware, good for them but for those who still feel shy while even mentioning the word sex, celebrity endorsement or films are the only way to help the start accepting it and spread the word. Bhumi and Ayushmann are trying to do exactly the same with their films and Shubh Mangal Savdhan is no different. It’s a family entertainment, yet will knock quite a few strong messages into your head, before you walk out of the theater. September 1st…Save the date