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Kartik To Play Gay Character In Dostana 2

It  is a sign of  Indian cinema’s maturation  that  leading men are no longer apprehensive  about playing gay characters.While the taboo broke  long back in the West, Indian cinema took a while to grow up in matters regarding sexual orientation.

Kartik Aryan may well be the  first  mainstream star of  Bollywood  to play a full-fledged  gay character in a Hindi film. If sources are  to be believed,  Kartik  and newcomer Lakshya  play gay characters  in  the sequel to Karan Johar’s  2008 hit Dostana.

Says a source, “In  Dostana  Abhishek Bachchan and  John Abraham  were only pretending to be  gay. In Dostana 2, Kartik and  debutant Lakshya play gay character.”

It remains to be seen  how much maturity Dostana  2   will  display  in dealing with a theme that’s still  raw  new and relatively  forbidden  for Indian cinema.

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