Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun might have got dismal reviews everywhere and has definitely not made a mark at the box office but that’s not stopping the gay community of Mumbai from celebrating this very controversial film. While several theatres in the city have taken the film off from their daily screenings, the cast and crew of the film are happy that members of several gay communities have arranged for a special event tonight to honour the movie.
At a special screening at PVR Juhu for gays, a completely colourful gay parade will be organised that will be attended by Manvendra Singh Gohil. Gohil is famous for being the only known person of royal lineage in modern India to have publicly revealed that he is gay. The gay prince from Gujarat has even appeared as a guest on renowned talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s chat show.
Despite the fact that the film has not done well at the box office, Kapil Sharma who plays a gay character in the film denies that it is a publicity stunt to garner some attention. He points out, “The film-maker or the cast has nothing to do with this event. It has entirely been organised by the few gay communities in the city and they have asked us to attend as special guests.”
Manvendra Singh Gohil will attend an exclusive screening of the controversial film organised for gay people that will be preceded by a gay parade
On how the organisers managed to rope in Gohil to be a part of all the fanfare, Kapil says, “Some of the representatives from his trust watched our film and they really liked it. The prince does not stay in Mumbai. It is good of him agreeing to come all the way to attend a single screening.”
The event will also witness a masquerade with drag queens bringing out their most colourful costumes and giant wigs for a more festive get-up. After a series of death threats and barricades before their house, the cast of Dunno Y… are looking forward to some unadulterated fun. Kapil says, “It will be a good break from being threatened by certain people. It is our time to chill now.”