Film on lesbian romance hailed for pushing boundaries.

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02/01/2019

A Bollywood movie about a family accepting their daughter is a lesbian was hailed on Friday (Feb 1) for pushing the boundaries of cinema in socially conservative India. It comes after the country’s Supreme Court scrapped a colonial-era ban on homosexuality in September, sparking wild celebrations amongst India’s LGBT community. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (How I Felt When I Saw A Girl) is being lauded as the first mainstream Indian film to show parents dealing with their daughter being in a same-sex relationship. Mumbai-based Bollywood does not have a good track record when it comes to portraying homosexuality. Many movies over the years have even mocked gay characters, sometimes making them the target of jokes.

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