Ayushmann Khurrana is definitely a thought-leader of his generation who makes strong social statements with his beautiful poetry. The star leaves important social messages through all his films. However, he also looks to seed relevant and crucial messaging for fellow Indians through his writings.
On Raksha Bandhan, Ayushmann wished for real change to happen in our society. He called for everyone to champion feminism through a new poem penned by him. The versatile actor wants equality, inclusivity and parity for women at any cost. He hopes for India to become a country where a woman doesn’t need to depend on a man for her protection and care.
“एक ऐसा समाज बनायें जहाँ लड़कियों को सुरक्षित महसूस करने के लिए अपने भाइयों की ज़रूरत न हो
एक रिवायत के तौर पे राखी बाँधने के लिए मर्द की कलाइयों की ज़रूरत न हो।”
Translated in English, this poem highlights Ayushmann’s wish that all Indians should actively work towards creating a society in which a girl does not have to depend on her brother for her protection or to feel safe in public. He also hoped that Rakhi, as a custom, will change into becoming a symbol of progressiveness that hopefully see a girl not just needing a man’s hand to tie the totem of love on this day.