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Why Sonam Kapoor Thinks Bollywood Should Make a Gay Love Story

  | May 21, 2014 12:06 IST (Cannes)
Blue Is The Warmest Color

Sonam Kapoor is in Cannes as an ambassador for the beauty brand L'Oreal. (Image courtesy: AFP)

Could there be a gay love story in Bollywood? One of its biggest stars says it is time to explore it. Sonam Kapoor spoke about the possibility in an interview where she lamented India's laws on homosexuality.

Could there be a gay love story in Bollywood? One of its biggest stars says it is time to explore it. Sonam Kapoor spoke about the possibility in an interview where she lamented India's laws on homosexuality. Last year, Supreme Court upheld a ban on gay sex.
"Well you know, unfortunately, in our country right now recently there is a law which does not, which basically had said that homosexuality is not legal which is very sad," she said. (Also read: Cannes 2014: Sonam Kapoor Scores Perfect 10, Style-Wise )
Sonam is in Cannes as an ambassador for the beauty brand L'Oreal. In an interview yesterday, she talked about last year's Palme d'Or winner, Blue Is the Warmest Color, a lesbian love story, and whether such a film could be made for Bollywood.
Sonam believes if gays are depicted on film, it could help bring change in the country. "I think movies can influence the way people think sometimes and if we do start making love stories or we start making movies about people who are amazing human beings, people who have done something in life, people who are inspirational who aren't necessarily only straight, I think people will start appreciating them more," she said. (Also read: Cannes 2014: Sonam, Freida, Mallika's Fashion Report Card )


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