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