Imran Khan - Bollywood Star Imran Khan Fronts Gay Campaign In India
Bollywood star Imran Khan is fronting a campaign against the ban on homosexuality which was reinstated by India's Supreme Court earlier this month (Dec13).
On 11 December (13), officials withdrew a 2009 Delhi High Court order which decriminalised intercourse between same-sex partners and replaced it with a 153-year-old law banning homosexuality.
Since the ruling, Khan has joined forces with Indian comedy group All India Backc**d to challenge the decision by shooting a satirical video about how homosexuality is perceived in the country.
The actor tells India's The Hindustan Times, "I've always been involved with gay rights. The scenario in this country is disheartening and depressing. These are basic human rights that people are being denied of; they're no minority. The idea of this initiative is to show those who do not support homosexuality, how ridiculous their thinking is."
In the clip, Khan can be seen answering questions from members of the public on the subject of homosexuality.
Following the ruling, several Bollywood stars including Farhan Akhtar and Anushka Sharma have taken to Twitter.com to publicly denounce the decision.