The makers of Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan got the accolades for the film from some unusual quarters in the form of a thumbs up from none less than the president of the United States Donald Trump.
The newfound love of Donald Trump, whose core voter base is believed to be not so friendly the idea of LGBT rights, has fluttered many a nerve.
Sharing the tweet of an American gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, Trump wrote “Great” from his official twitter handle. Tatchell in his celebratory tweet had commended the making of a film on the LGBT theme in India and expressed his happiness over the film.
After this tweet was shared by the president, Tatchell again tweeted, “I hope this is the beginning of President Trump’s genuine embrace of LGBT rights & not just a PR stunt.”
The tweet shared by Trump gains significance as the United States is heading for the Presidential elections at the end of this year.
A full wholesome tweet from the President praising the film on such a theme may have created ripples in the minds of the far-Right supporters of the President. Evidently, balancing the stiff tightrope of vote bank politics is nowhere easy in this world.
The feelgood tweet from the President may also have been made in a completely different dimension as Trump is visiting India on his first official trip with first lady Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The US President is scheduled to arrive in Ahmedabad on Monday for a less that 36-hour visit to India.
After attending the ‘Namaste Trump’ event in Ahmedabad, the Trumps will travel to Agra on Monday afternoon to visit the Taj Mahal before arriving in New Delhi, where they are expected to stay at the ITC Maurya.