Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Randeep Hooda, Ayushmann Khurrana: Actors Who Broke Ground By Playing Homosexual Roles

There are a handful of films, that have also contributed in changing the narrative about homosexuality by making inclusive content. Check out some of the films here

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Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Randeep Hooda, Ayushmann Khurrana: Actors Who Broke Ground By Playing Homosexual Roles
It is true that India has come a long way in dealing with certain so-called 'taboos'. For instance, the way the LGBTQ community is perceived and represented has been rather unjustified and in what was an absolute landmark judgement, the supreme court too decriminalised homosexuality in its ruling on September 6, 2018. 

And while we continue to celebrate the judgement, the community is yet not completely accepted by the society. Nonetheless, thanks to movies and web shows that India has been making, the POV is changing gradually.

His Storyy, featuring Satyadeep Misra, Priyamani and Mrinal Dutt, will also narrate an interesting tale set in urban modern times. There are a handful of films, that have also contributed in changing the narrative about homosexuality by making inclusive content. Check out some of the films here:

1.His Storyy - Mrinal Dutt and Satyadeep Mishra
His Storyy, features Satyadeep Misra, Priyamani and Mrinal Dutt, will narrate an interesting tale set in urban modern times. Mrinal plays the role of Preet, a food critic, and traveler, whose life intertwines with that of Kunal (Satyadeep) and Sakshi (Priyamani). What follows is how the three of them try to fit pieces of their puzzle called life with Preet and Kunal in love, upheaving Kunal and Sakshi's perfect marriage.

2. Aligarh - Rajkummar Rao & Manoj Bajpayee
Aligarh narrates the story of Professor Ramchandra (Bajapyee) whose sexuality leads him to losing a job at the Aligarh Muslim University with his life crumbling down after. With the entry of journalist Deepua Sebastian (Rao) coming to help him, things change and how.
3. Bombay Talkies - Randeep Hooda & Saqib Salem
A great anthology, Karan Johar narrated the story of a gay man, Avinash (Saqib), who decides to start afresh after suffering at the behest of his homophobic father. When he begins an internship, he meets Dev (Randeep), a homosexual, who is married. In the end, things fall in place for the two when he finally comes out of the closet.

4. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga - Sonam Kapoor & Regina Cassandra
With Sonam Kapoor taking the centre stage for this one, the movie beautifully narrates not just the prejudices that families have against the wishes of their own children, but also how it isn't all that hard for them to come around if they make efforts. Sonam plays the role of Sweety while Anil Kapoor takes on the role of her father. Over the due course of the movie, it is a father's realisation of understanding who her daughter is and being homosexual does not change who she is.

5. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan -  Ayushman Khurrana & Jitendra Kumar
One of the most popular movies about homosexuality just yet, Ayushmann and Jitendra managed to win heart with this comedy. The highlight of the film is how it shows that not anything that is out of the box does not have to mean it is abnormal. With laughs and some tears, the end of the movie is an absolute hit!
6. Margarita with a Straw - Kalki Koechlin & Sayani Gupta
Director Shonali Bose sure shook things up and how. The movie narrates the tale of how a girl with cerebral palsy decides to go to New York and study, and in the process of discovering herself, she also discovers love, and with that, the trio of Shonali, Kalki, and Sayani, take us on a beautiful journey.




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