July 10, 2020 | 6:22 PM IST

Ayushmann Khurrana’s nudges into still existing deeply-rooted problem of homosexuals

Ayushmann Khurrana’s bold endeavour with his nose ring and rainbow cape portraying a homosexual in Hitesh Kewalya’s rom-com Shubh Mangal ‘Zyada’ Saavdhan has bewitched the audience in the recently released trailer. The clip fetched over 28.5 million views on YouTube, but the essence of the film re-highlights that such relations are yet to find standing in our society. Even today, despite the government’s backing, such couples are rebuked and mocked upon in society.

Though rib-tickling, the movie is deeply rooted in reality and the trailer shows some harsh responses on same-sex lovers as unnatural, a disease or a crime one must be ashamed of. This is despite the Supreme Court of India put an end to the criminalization of homosexuality under Section 377 in September 2018.
Regardless of this, they continue to face violence and harassment from their families, in schools and workplaces and on the streets. Also, people from the LGBT community are still made to undergo ‘conversion’, ‘fixing’ therapies and forced marriages by their very own family beings. Many of them are even thrashed and suffered ‘corrective rape’ in a bid to bring them on the right path.

Those from the same-sex lover’s community are looked down and ostracized which tells that we need to bring about a remarkable shift in attitudes with regards to them. This shift could be in our social system, our thought process, our educational system and in a democracy like our acceptance has a strong association with legal inclusiveness.

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