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Actor Disowned For Gay Role
Indian actor Yuvraaj Parashar, who starred in a film considered the country’s Brokeback Mountain, has been thrown out of his home  and disowned by his family for playing a gay man on screen, reports Times of India. The film, Dunno Y … Na Jaane Kyun,   features the first male same-sex kiss not played for laughs in the   history of Bollywood, one of the world’s most prolific film industries,   but one that has never tackled storylines revolving around gay male   characters. The newspaper reports that Parashar’s father is ready to go  to court and officially cut off ties with his son.“His  mother is totally devastated,” the elder Parashar says. “We  are a  respected family and I’m appalled that he is playing a gay man’s  role.  We’re finished. All the dreams and hopes we had built around him  are  over. For just a film role, he has lost out on his blood ties. We  don’t  want to see his face ever… not even when we are dying.”

At least they didn’t burn down the theaters in India this time… but…. that reminds me I should make a post about Fire - one of my favoritest movies about queer indian womyn
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bollywild:

Actor Disowned For Gay Role

Indian actor Yuvraaj Parashar, who starred in a film considered the country’s Brokeback Mountain, has been thrown out of his home and disowned by his family for playing a gay man on screen, reports Times of India. The film, Dunno Y … Na Jaane Kyun, features the first male same-sex kiss not played for laughs in the history of Bollywood, one of the world’s most prolific film industries, but one that has never tackled storylines revolving around gay male characters. The newspaper reports that Parashar’s father is ready to go to court and officially cut off ties with his son.
“His mother is totally devastated,” the elder Parashar says. “We are a respected family and I’m appalled that he is playing a gay man’s role. We’re finished. All the dreams and hopes we had built around him are over. For just a film role, he has lost out on his blood ties. We don’t want to see his face ever… not even when we are dying.”

At least they didn’t burn down the theaters in India this time… but…. that reminds me I should make a post about Fire - one of my favoritest movies about queer indian womyn

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    Horrible. Such backwards people.
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    Reblogged for excellent commentary.
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    Errrrmmm… you DO realise situations where women are endangered happen WHERE YOU ARE TOO, right? RIGHT? Or is one in six...
  12. thecupcakecriminal reblogged this from theprincessbee and added:
    Honestly you and the other one can shut your pie holes and racist really?? Ignorant yes and I will take responsibility...
  13. ardhra reblogged this from creatrixtiara and added:
    Pretty shite that they’re just focusing on Yuvraj Parasher’s family and not the fact that the actors received an award...
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    Chill with the racism. These are NOT people that “stone women for winking at someone”. Honestly, the subtle racism in a...
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    SHAME ON YOU PARENTS. SHAME ON YOU.
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