As the trailer was released by the makers on Tuesday, viewers find Singh as Jayeshbhai playing the son of a conservative village sarpanch, played by Boman Irani, trapped in the problematic society.
The first scene shows how the sarpanch suggests a girl use scentless soaps to avoid harassment by the young boys.
When a girl asks the sarpanch to ban alcohol, he says the scented soaps “arouse our boys”, with a striking similarity with some of the speeches made by Indian politicians earlier.
Later, Singh has a face-off with his family which wants a boy from his pregnant wife.
In the course of the trailer, several superstitions have been shown building up to Singh’s struggle to save his yet-to-be born daughter.
His struggle to resist his family’s attempt to get the girl child aborted reaches a point where Singh even threatens to castrate himself.
Not just the serious issues, the trailer also gives a glimpse of wits and humor promising the audience an entertaining piece.
Singh’s Band Baaja Baaraat co-star Anushka Sharma extended support to the film in a unique way.
With a scentless soap in hand, Sharma said in an Instagram post, “Intrigued by the scentless soap and the special letter from #Jayeshbhai – curious to know what will unfold tomorrow!
In a protest against the issue shown in the trailer, actress Katrina Kaif posed with an unscented soap and shared a picture on Instagram where she said, “An unscented soap. A silent protest. A celebration of girl power! We need more men like #Jayeshbhai! Watch the trailer of #JayeshbhaiJordaar out now! @yrf @ranveersingh.”
Jayeshbhai Jordaar, which marks the directorial debut of actor-turned-director Divyang Thakkar, is slated for May 13.