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Bollywood's 'Brokeback Mountain' Is Released

This weekend brings the release of the movie Dunno Y...Na Jaane Kyun, the first Bollywood film to feature an onscreen gay kiss, in India. In the months leading up to its release, the movie has been touted as that country's Brokeback Mountain. Censors in India, where homosexuality was legalised only last year, have apparently cut many of the gay scenes.

Dunnoy Dunno Y's star Kapil Sharma recently revealed how he feels about the controversial film's release and also talks about protests he's face already:

"The feeling before the release is mixed. I am excited, nervous, anxious and happy. The film has faced many controversies, from the censors taking three months, to getting distributors for an unconventional subject."

The star spoke also about the pre-release controversy surrounding the film: "Recently I received threatening mails, in which it was written that this film would corrupt society and that homosexuality is part of western culture. They said that we would be damaging society if it releases, and the consequences would be bad for us.

"Political party workers also came down to my building to protest, until the police took good care of the situation. I am scared that they may create further scene on release of the film, but let us hope for the best."

Earlier this year, co-star Yuvraj Parashar's father publicly disowned his son for playing gay on screen. Their relationship has improved and Parashar has since sent another actor in the movie to speak with his father and "play peacemaker."

Breaking yet another barrier in Asia, Malaysia will see the release of its own first gay film in February.

Watch a BBC report about the release of Dunno Y...Na Jaane Kyun, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. I'm going to comment about my experiences with Indians in general, which I've had a lot. Most [not all] Indians I've known and interacted with have been TERRIBLE snobs, and the guys are what we in America call momma's boys,spoiled. Major attitudes as we call it in America. Now I'm not saying all Indians are like this, just in my [wide] experience most I've met have been. I'm not anti-Indian, anti-Hindu, or whatever.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 14, 2010 8:38:22 AM

  2. 2 thoughts: 1) The Billboard seems more explicit than anything in the film... and 2) I think this will bring a lot of views forward about how the "Eastern Religions" view homosexuality. I think the views may be varied.

    Posted by: Jim | Nov 14, 2010 10:59:59 AM

  3. @RatBastard - Most Indian men, gay or straight, are mama's boys. The male child is everything in India, quite terrible. As for bad attitudes, let me just say as a personal opinion that I've not exactly been thrilled with the attitudes of many American gay men either, no offense.

    Posted by: Marvin | Nov 14, 2010 2:05:21 PM

  4. @Patrick - Visit [Indian gay dating site] and find more Indian gay guys .

    Posted by: Amit Patel | May 25, 2011 5:16:58 AM

  5. yeah.. brokeback mountain really a nice love story movie.

    Posted by: kitchen cabinets columbus ohio | Jul 17, 2011 11:34:34 PM

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