Television actor Amal Sehrawat, who plays the role of Sangram Singh on popular show "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai," will soon be seen in a short film. The actor will be portraying a gay character in the film titled "Gay Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai," which will also feature his "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" co-actor Alok Nath.
The short film will focus on spreading a positive message regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) marriages in the country. "My character's name is Vimlesh in the film and Alok Nath is playing my father-in-law. This film has a positive message on gay marriage. The film takes a dig at what obstacles are faced during gay marriages in India. It has been told in a very entertaining and refreshing manner," Indo Asian News Service (IANS) quoted Amal as saying.
Talking about his opinion on gay rights in the country, Amal said: "We have over-hyped the whole issue. In India, sex is still a taboo. Physical intimacy and sexual preference are two different things. What is important is the inner feeling. I know so many wonderful people who have different sexual preferences."
"Gay Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" will be released by Nazar Battu Productions on the YouTube channel on Friday, June 3.
In another news, Alok Nath, who is considered the epitome of Indian "sanskar" (traditions) on screen, has continued to make headlines by featuring in an adult web chat show titled "Sinskari." The chat show discusses subjects like premarital sex.
When the show was announced a few months back, the veteran actor had told Mumbai Mirror that it would include a lot of explicit verbal content. "It is an adult show with dialogues that may have to be beeped out. It may come as a shocker that I am part of it because I have been stuck with the Babuji image ever since I was 30. It's time to break the stereotype. It is an experimental show and I feel the youth will lap it up [sic]," he had said.