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Episode 58 September 6, 2020

Apurva Asrani on whether Bollywood has changed 2 years after the 377 verdict

Exactly two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalising consenting homosexual acts between adults. Since then we have seen films like Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and web series like Made in Heaven portray gay lives on screens in more nuanced ways than before. But has Bollywood really changed during this time? In this episode, Sandip talks to National Award winning film editor and writer Apurva Asrani, who is also one of the few openly gay people in Bollywood. Apurva talks about why he has been overwhelmed by the changes he has seen since the verdict was announced, why films like Dostana have been damaging and added to homophobia, the discrimination that he has faced, why it was important him to come out, and more.


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Apurva Asrani on whether Bollywood has changed 2 years after the 377 verdictExactly two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalising consenting homosexual acts between adults. Since then we have seen films like Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and web series like Made in Heaven portray gay lives on screens in more nuanced ways than before. But has Bollywood really changed during this time? In this episode, Sandip talks to National Award winning film editor and writer Apurva Asrani, who is also one of the few openly gay people in Bollywood. Apurva talks about why he has been overwhelmed by the changes he has seen since the verdict was announced, why films like Dostana have been damaging and added to homophobia, the discrimination that he has faced, why it was important him to come out, and more. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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