India is a country where topics like menstruation, sex, et al. are considered as taboos. Even if not all the states and cities, there still are many places in India which prefer to keep mum when it comes to discussing these topics like periods or physical intimacy.
But Bollywood has always extended its support and has tried many times to make people accept such taboo subjects. And one of the topics which we are gonna talk about is 'homosexuality', i.e., same-sex relationships which aren't acceptable in India yet.
So today, we are here with a list of Bollywood movies which displayed homosexual relationships.
Directed by the very talented Deepa Mehta, the movie FIRE was surely ahead of its time. Released in the year 1998, this film proved to be a path-breaking one and faced a hell lot of criticism and protest by audience and critics too.
The film featured Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das in a lead role where they showcased the relationship of a lesbian couple. Difficult to digest, but yes, it's a fact that Shabana and Nandita gave a lip-lock scene in the film (a video attached below is a proof of it).
In the year 2004, the film 'GIRLFRIEND' again stirred one of the biggest controversies ever in the history of Bollywood. Amrita Arora and Isha Koppikar played a lesbian couple in the flick and also gave erotic bed scenes onscreen.
Compilation of four short stories, 'BOMBAY TALKIES' was directed by Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee. Among these short stories, the story titled Ajeeb Daastan Hai Yeh was directed by Karan Johar.
Ajeeb Daastan Hai Yeh talked about the pain suffered by gay men. This film got released in the year 2013. The film also featured a kissing scene between Randeep Hooda and Saqib Saleem (the video is attached below).
The Hansal Mehta film 'ALIGARH' was based on a real-life incident. It was based on the life of a Marathi Professor who was suspended from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP), for being homosexual.
Written and directed by Sudhanshu Saria, the film 'LOEV' was all about accepting yourself in this unacceptable world. The story revolves around the life of two old friends played by Dhruv Ganesh and Shiv Pandit, who fall for each other.
This film didn't just throw light on gay relationships in India but also tried dealing with a major issue called HIV/AIDS.
The film got released in the year 2010 and became the first ever film in the history of Bollywood, where two male actors got indulged in an onscreen lip-lock. The movie faced a lot of criticism because of the lovemaking scene between the lead actors.
This isn't it, friends. Parents of Yuvraaj Parashar (one of two lead actors) went on to take legal action to disown him because of the shame he brought to them.
Actor Samir Soni beautifully presented the sufferings of a gay in this film. Samir played a gay fashion designer in the film 'FASHION', who marries model Mugdha Godse only for his mother's happiness. The film also features the ruthless approach of the society towards homosexuals.
'HONEYMOON TRAVELS PVT. LTD', was released in the year 2007. The film depicted the life of a newly married man who realises that he is a gay.
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