Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Out of the closet: Bollywood goes bold and gay

"... a movie on two robust young men pretending to be gays is not bad. By Bollywood standards and its history, that’s quite a feat."

Nikhil Kumar writes:
Imagine two leading Bollywood male stars doing the Tango together. They gaze into each other’s eyes. Their bodies rub as one of them stretches backward while the other one leans over. Steamy though it may sound, it will transpire on the silver screen in Karan Johar’s production Dostana, starring Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham in lead roles along with Priyanka Chopra . The movie’s promo is being screened in theatres and has already become fodder for many an idle talk. The most explosive bit of the promo is when John and Abhi stand together and John declares: “We are gay, and he (Abhi) is my boyfriend”. What follows are fleeting shots of John and Abhi working out together and walking hand-in-hand on the streets. In one shot Abhi is shown lying on top of John. However, in the movie John and Abhi are only pretending to be gays. They are shamming because of one little lie they have to live up. READ MORE

An interview with filmmaker, Karan Johar about Dostana