GAY DESI: Vicky Kaushal a seasoned actor of Bollywood has thrilled us in scintillating performances from ‘Sanju’, ‘Uri’, ‘Raazi’ among others. Now the the actor recently shared his views on homosexuality.
When you’re growing up, there are always these thoughts, you don’t know which side you fall on.Vicky Kaushal
Lending support to the LGBTQ+ community, the talented actor told HT, “When you’re growing up, there are always these thoughts, you don’t know which side you fall on. You make your jigri dost at that age and you want to spend more time with them, and then you hear all these terms about being gay and you think ‘oh I wanna hang out more with my guy friends, am I you know??’. Everyone has those doubts in their mind about who they’re attracted to.”
Ever since the supreme court decriminalized section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, people from all walks of life have come forward to open up about their sexual preferences. Vicky says that people have now become more vocal about homosexuality and the ‘closet is growing bigger’.
Calling it the most natural thing ever, Vicky told TOI, “I don’t get it when people say it is unnatural. By which concept is it unnatural? Because if I look at it myself, at no point was it decided that I had this option to be straight or be gay and I chose to be straight. No, it never happened like that. So I just feel it’s the most natural thing ever.”
“Sometimes you discuss it with your family and they deal with it, but their family tells you that this small little group knows, but the world doesn’t need to. So the closet has become bigger. So that is something they go through and now that they’re open and comfortable about it, and the world is talking about it, they feel like they have wings now. And it’s so beautiful to see.”
“After spending countless hours at the crematorium I realized the importance of existence. Everybody has to face the reality that is death. So after being called fat, ugly or dark at the end of the journey we all are the same – ashes,” Vicky added.
Vicky also recalled an incident from the past, Vicky said, “An assistant director of one of the film’s I was on, he sent me a picture of him and his partner. He said that he wanted to share it with someone and I felt honored that he felt so comfortable and he believed in me. It was nice to know that there’s someone who trusts you so much. I have friends who are gay and they are comfortably gay and that’s really amazing to see.”
Vicky’s thoughts on homosexuality sound sensible and practical. What do you think? Tell us!