Badhaai Ho was a major success when it was released in 2018. Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta won people’s hearts with the film revolving around accidental parental pregnancy. The film took the viewers on a comedic journey from resistance to acceptance. Now the makers of the film are keen on continuing the franchise with Badhaai Do. Set for a 2021 release, Badhaai Do will be starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles.
While the production is yet to begin, very little is known about the plot. Hunterr fame director Harshvardhan Kulkarni promised that the sequel will be as entertaining as the 2018 hit. Now in an exclusive report by PeepingMoon, it is revealed that Badhaai Do will revolve around Lavender marriage. “Lavender marriage is described as a marriage between a man and a woman in which one or both parties are homosexual. Also called a marriage of convenience, it’s done to hide one or both partners’ sexuality to protect public reputation. Badhaai Do taps this same relevant social issue but in the most hilarious manner just like the first part. The film is about the goof-ups that follow when a gay and a lesbian (played by Rajkummar and Bhumi respectively) get married to each other due to their family pressure,” revealed a source.
In the film, Rajkummar Rao will be playing the role of the only male cop in a Mahila Thana while Bhumi will take on the role of a PT teacher who aspires to play handball for India’s national team. While the concept is new to most of the people, the film is expected to be a progressive step towards addressing homophobia and creating awareness of Lavender marriage.
The source adds, “A Lavender marriage looks like a typical marriage but in reality, the couple lives apart and lead entirely separate lives. They are pressured to live a double life in the fear of being disowned by society. Badhaai Do fights this taboo sensitively and with gentle humour.”