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When my grandfather Kamal Amrohi was alive I was too young Our interaction was limited because I stayed in Bandra while he lived in Versova All the faint memories I have are not related to movies but are pretty much like how it is between any regular grandfather and grandson But given the legendary status of his films such as Pakeezah Mahal Razia Sultan and Mughal-E-Azam (for which he wrote the dialogues) I was always aware of my family’s cinema legacy Moreover I have also seen my father and brother work in films In a way you could say I kind of always knew that I wanted to be in the movies but didn’t know how to get there When I went to Los Angeles to study acting I got an academic perspective on why my grandfather’s films were such a phenomenon It’s strange but more than just his films what would always inspire were the stories that went behind their making I was fortunate enough to have grown up listening to these stories from my mother and bua Mahal is not only one of India’s first reincarnation thrillers it is also the story of how my grandfather made his first film He was just 22 years old then and only had Rs 17 in his pocket when he came to Mumbai to make films At an early stage of Mahal he was involved as a scriptwriter and the studio was ready to pay him Rs 25000 (a lot of money in those days) for just the story But he was so convinced about directing it himself that he persisted and finally had his way It is the same reason that several of his films were revolutionary in their own ways such as Pakeezah India’s first colour film in Cinemascope Even as a kid I thought it was really cool Equally amazing are the stories of the painstaking detailing he would put into each frame When I work today the set up seems far more easy and complacent My grandfather had apparently taken one whole week to shoot a sunset scene with Meena Kumari for the climax of Pakeezah As a kid my visits to the splendid Kamalistan studios when it was owned by my grandfather was a delight I used to devour the sight of the huge palatial estate with its vast sprawling land — a rarity in the city — with wide-eyed wonder Later it would be in this very studio that I worked on my first film as an assistant director and made a start to my film career For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Geety Sahgal | Mumbai | Published: July 18 2014 1:00 am Representational pic Related News Five years ago when we watched the movie Dostana it was the usual story of boys falling in love with a girl but with a unique twist The superhit film touched upon the taboo subject of homosexuality upfront with its lead characters played by Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham pretending to be a gay couple Before that Kal Ho Na Ho had a funny gay sub-plot between Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan Once again the gay act was just a ‘pretense’ between the actors But in recent times a more serious sub-plot in Student Of The Year had Rishi Kapoor portray a homosexual Interestingly now Ekta Kapoor is producing Romil & Juggal about two boys from warring families falling in love When this comes from a big production house like Kapoor’s it raises the question whether homosexuality is coming out of the closet in Bollywood movies And more important; will big stars who have hitherto shied away from playing fully fleshed-out gay characters agree to play them Says Danish Aslam who had earlier directed Break-Ke-Baad and who will now tackle the subject of homosexuals in Romil & Juggal his second film “Honestly I never approached any ‘big stars’ for my movie though I don’t think they would shy away from any role as long as it is written well If actors in India can play roles ranging from psychotic serial killers to mild-mannered salesmen I don’t see why portraying a gay character should be a problem for them For my movie it was a decision taken right in the beginning that we were going to cast two newcomers in the roles” But film-maker Onir who made My Brother…Nikhil the first film to address the issue of male homosexuality and more recently I Am which brought this issue to the forefront with Rahul Bose has a different opinion “Big stars are not keen on playing gay characters unless the subject is primarily funny But if it is serious like what was there in I Am and Bombay Talkies they are not comfortable doing it I know because I had approached several actors for I Am Even a slight hint of anything romantic between two people of the same sex forget a full-fledged role and they will not do it” he stated Karan Razdan who made Girlfriend in which Isha Koppikhar depicted a lesbian character along with Amrita Arora a decade ago agrees with Onir “I never approached any ‘big stars’ for my movie because it would have been difficult to convince them to play such characters” he said Actor Saqib Saleem a relative newcomer who in his third film BombayTalkies played a gay man says that he is not likely to play a homosexual soon “I did Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh (the title of the short film in Bombay Talkies) primarily because the film was a tribute to Indian Cinema celebrating 100 years Karan Johar was directing it and despite being gay my character was like a regular guy If I were to play such a character again the project should be directed by Karan as only a top director like him can do justice to such characters” said Saleem Looking back gay portrayals have rarely found prominence in commercial films and whenever they did there was always a comic touch to it and more often than not it was just a fleeting mention In the early ’80s there were a few movies like Ketan Mehta’s Holi that was set in a hostel and had one effeminate boy accused of sexual relations with other inmates Then there was the Smita Patil starrer Subah that was set in a rehabilitation centre for women and showed two women inmates in a relationship Early signs The first Hindi film to portray a gay character however was the 1991 Mast Kalandar Directed by Rahul Rawail it had Anupam Kher playing Pinkoo a baddie who is also a funnyman shown flirting with men trying to get their attention by trying to touch them Rawail reveals that it was writer Salim Khan’s idea to portray Kher in that avatar as they wanted the actor to play something different and the actor had no qualms about doing it “I have never approached any big actor to play a gay man for a film but today a film with gay characters in the lead definitely has the potential provided the story is good and the characters are real I feel such films could create an awareness amongst people with similar problems” says Rawail Interestingly the audience is quite taken in by the enigma of homosexual characters No one seemed to be shocked with the explicit love-making scenes between Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das in Deepa Mehta’s Fire way back in 1996 Mehta’s film was the first mainstream movie in India to explicitly show homosexual relations between two women and it ran to full houses throughout India It was only three weeks later that the screenings were disrupted by orthodox protestors saying that it was against Indian culture but the film had created an impact with movie goers Razdan’s Girlfriend also went on to celebrate 100 days after the initial spate of protests although for different reasons “I had gone to watch Girlfriend on the first day and I could see that it was a roaring success There was no explicit sex scene as shown in Fire but what worked in the film’s favour was the interesting screenplay weaved around two girls and a guy” said Razdan However Sanjay Sharma’s Dunno Y …Na Jaane Kyun that featured the first gay kiss in Indian cinema was not received well “The film came as a shock to the audience in India but it was well received on the international circuit Today the subject is no longer in the closet which encouraged us to make a sequel to the film But keeping the audience’s taste in mind unlike the original which was serious the sequel will be light-hearted” said Kapil Sharma the film’s leading man According to Aslam “Audiences accept or reject movies based on only one criteria: their quality Any issues are largely created by a small minority and usually by people in or related to the industry Take Hindu-Muslim love stories You can make a good movie with two lead characters belonging to different religions without highlighting that aspect And you can make the same story as a tragic star-crossed epic simply by making the religion of the characters the main issue” Keeping away Clearly A- list actors are not too keen to play fleshed gay characters so what is the future of movies and will they become part of mainstream cinema Though production houses and distributors may fear that nobody will come to see these controversial films Anil Thadani (distributor) says that if the film is a good product he is sure that people would go for it “Even if A-list actors do not want to play these roles newcomers are a good option Today a newcomer like Tiger Shroff’s film has done good business as did the unconventional films like Vicky Donor and Fukrey The audience is ready to accept any good film For a distributor it would be cost related If I get a good product with newcomers at a low price whatever the subject why not” said Thadani Onir however begs to differ “It is still too soon Society has to change first to give these films that kind of space in cinema” [email protected] For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News For all the latest Entertainment News, (Source: Express photo by Jasbir Malhi) Related News The Chhatbir zoo authorities have made special arrangements for the animals, For all the latest Entertainment News,500 helpers who have put in a total of 300, 5.
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but enjoys bowling with semi-new and old ball too. As far his bowling is concerned.