The actor pointed out the lack of films dealing with LGBTQ rights
Actor Abhishek Bachchan seems to have made the most of his two-year sabbatical from acting by observing the working of the film industry. The actor called out the lack of exposure to LGBTQ issues in the Bollywood at an event in Toronto.
The actor recently attended the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with the cast of Manmarziyan and spoke about India's decision to strike down a ban on consensual gay sex, calling it "a wonderful step in the right direction." "It shows the kind of progression that is happening in India, especially from the mindset of the youth," he said. The Indian Supreme Court last week reversed a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future."
However, the actor also pointed out at the event that though some films have dealt with the issue of homosexuality, Indian cinema is generally not political. He called it "escapist by nature."
The 42-year-old Dostana star also shared how he had proposed to his wife, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan the last time they attended TIFF in 2007. “The last time I was in TIFF,” Bachchan joked, “I proposed to my wife (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). She has warned me not to do any such thing this time.”
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Last Updated Sep 19, 2018, 9:25 AM IST