Bhushan Kulkarni is an aspiring actor who lives in Mumbai. He is also openly gay. In this video, a part of the web-series ‘Connect Conversations’, he shares his experiences and stories, not just about about being an openly gay actor, but also about his childhood, bullying in school, first love, and falling in love with a guy who couldn’t accept that he was in love right back, and the resulting heartbreak.
His story, with its ups and downs, and funny and poignant moments will bring a smile to your face and evoke a sense of déjà vu. You can watch it here in Marathi with English subtitles:
Connect Conversations is India’s first LGBTQ-themed web-series, consisting of LGBTQ people talking about their stories and experiences. It is a part of ‘Saathi Connect’, a project by some members of Saathi, IIT Bombay’s LGBTQ resource group, that seeks to document stories of LGBTQ people and allies in Indian languages.
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