'Cinema can help normalising LGBTQ community in society'

Mumbai: Cinema can play an important role in normalising the LGBTQ community in the mainstream space as excluding them makes the larger narrative "incomplete", say Indian filmmakers and artistes.

The conversation and representation of the LGBTQ community have become more prominent in the mainstream media and entertainment space over the years.

Take for example, A Monsoon Date, a story of a 'transwoman', directed by Tanuja Chandra, starring Konkona Sen Sharma and penned by Gazal Dhaliwal.

Dhaliwal also wrote Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, which had a mainstream actor like Sonam K.Ahuja take on the subject of same-sex love head on.

In recent times, Arjun Mathur's portrayal as a gay wedding planner who also raises his voice as an LGBTQ activist in the web series "Made In Heaven", has been lauded.

Manoj Bajpayee's Aligarh brought to the fore a real life story of the victimisation of a gay college


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