LGBTQ love has rarely been handled with discretion by Bollywood directors – but the trend is changing. From being filler and comic characters in films since the sixties, the nineties saw one of the most mature LGBTQ films, Fire, starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. Now, with younger, bolder directors not averse to handling bold subjects, Krishna Bhatt handles LGBTQ love in her upcoming web series Maaya 2, starring Leena Jumani and Priyal Gor in the main roles. Leena recently shared the first teaser trailer of the web series and it has already become the talking point. The teaser shows several intimate sequences between the two characters and even a full-blown lip-lock.
While not much is known about the characters, whatever has been revealed impresses us. This is not a web series about two immature women falling in love, or even two sexually repressed women who find sheer companionship in each other’s arms – both characters seem professional and well placed and life. As far as the teaser shows, it would seem that the two take their own decisions and are in full control of their lives. Maaya 2 will start streaming from 30 May.
Even in today's modern world the barrier between us and the LGBTQ community is not completely broken! We still sometimes feel awkward around them, but that's how humans are, you feel weird when you can't completely understand someone or something! Be as it is, I have lived and loved each and every moment shooting as my character in my upcoming web series Maaya2! Playing Ruhi's role has taught me a great deal about love and that nothing is more important than love irrespective of the caste, creed or gender and also that 'Pyaar Pyaar hota hai!' The world will say what it does and people will judge like they do, but I as a human send all my love and compassion to everyone belonging to the LGBTQ community for accepting themselves and coming out as it takes a lot of courage to do so! Maaya 2 releasing on 30th may! @vbontheweb_ @officialjiocinema @vikrampbhatt @krishnavbhatt @arjunkrishna2