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Homosexuality in India has for long remained a taboo and still is, no matter how much social activists try to eradicate the issue from our society. Unlike other social issues which are often addressed in the films made by the Bollywood directors, highlighting the issues faced by the people of India and abroad, the topic of homosexuality hasn't been too widely covered within Bollywood for instance. Yet some who don't prefer to follow the herd, step up and project what needs the attention of each and every individual in order to make the world a better place for those who are being suppressed for being Homosexuals.
Things have started changing and thus making films based on Homosexuality in Bollywood, one of India's most mainstream film industries, is the way chosen by Directors to highlight the LGBT issues rising in the country.
Some famous filmmakers and actors have portrayed stories and characters about homosexuality in varying degrees within the following story.
"I Am" is a film constructed around the ideas of child abuse, gay rights, Kashmiri Pandits and sperm donation. The Indian film released in the year 2010 and comprised of 4 short films. Rahul Bose who played the role of Jai was seen in the gay rights short film and did a tremendous job in showing the struggles of a gay couple based in Mumbai.
The story of love and passion that grows between two married women in a stifling and controlling household.
The movie drew its inspiration from a gay Olympic swimmer who was diagnosed with HIV.
In the whole of the movie, he was seen fantasizing about his co-actor Ronit Roy.
Remember that epic moment when Kanta Ben went into a moment of shock, after seeing Shah Rukh and Saif in the bed?
Although 'Kal Ho Na Ho' dealt with homosexuality as a secondary concern but it was a homophobic humour.
Opposite him, Saqib Saleem gives a cool depiction of a confident gay guy who's absolutely comfortable being gay.
Maa ka ladla bigad gaya. LOL.
At first, he was hesitant about the role but went with it and ended up doing complete justice with the role.