Is Bollywood going gay?
Gay films and homosexuality are no more taboo in Bollywood. Off-beat cinema. producers who were hungry for fresh subjects to do the honours.
Movies like Mahesh Dattani’s Mango Souffle that advertised itself as the first full length Indian gay film and My Brother Nikhil sensitively portrayed the angst of the new age gay character. Madhur Bhandarkar explored a gay guy’s dilemma in Page 3. In Honeymoon Travels, a married guy discovers at the end of his honeymoon that he is actually gay. However, it was Dostana which suddenly made ‘gay’ films cool.
Bollywood’s latest flick, Dunno Y…Na Jaane Kyun is all set to be screened at IFFI, London, in August. With the international media lapping it up, the film being chosen for the I View New York Film Festival, winning an award at the closing ceremony of Kashish Mum-bai International Queer Film Festival, there is absolutely no stopping Sanjay Sharma’s Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun. The film has been selected for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in London.
The film marks the comeback of Zeenat Aman who stars alongside Helen, playing her daughter-in-law.