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Normalizing LGBT couples and homosexual relationships. “For 13 years we pretended to be cousins,” Apurva Asrani on his relationship with Siddhant Pillai.

Apurva Asrani – Siddhant Pillai On Normalizing LGBT Relationships

GAY DESI: Professionally, Apurva Asrani is the well-known scriptwriter for Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao starrer ‘Aligarh’ and editor for ‘Satya’, ‘Shahid’ and ‘Made in Heaven’. On the personal front though, he has reportedly had to hide his relationship with partner and music curator Siddhant Pillai from landlords.

According to News18, he shared that they pretended to be cousins to rent houses for 13 years before buying a home together.

Hindustan Times quoted him adding, “Now we voluntarily tell neighbours we are partners. It’s time LGBTQ families are normalized too.”

Siddhant replied by saying, “Truly overwhelmed by and grateful for all this love coming our way. @Apurvasrani and I have only ever followed our hearts and taken things head-on without giving much thought to naysayers.”

His news was met with happiness and congratulatory messages from celebrities like filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, Sophie Choudry, Kunal Kapoor, Amid Sadh, Ashish Choudhry, and Guneet Monga.

We hope instances like these foster acceptance and inspire others in LGBTQIA+ relationships to “throw open the damn curtains” both literally and figuratively as #LoveIsLove.

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About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.