A Hindi feature film on drag culture, racism, and LGBTQ+ issues—‘Laila Manju’ has finished shoot schedule this week, reports The Times of India. The film is being made by Prem Soni, with Bollywood’s leading choreographer Remo D’Souza joining the team as co-producer.
In an interview with ETimes, Remo was asked if he feels that Bollywood has mostly been wrong in the depiction of the community and if the film treats the subject with sensitivity, Remo asserts, "I am sure there will be more acceptance because the subject has been shown well. I am sure when the LGBTQ community watches it, they will also enjoy it. After watching the film I felt like I must have laughed over certain things in the past with characters in our movies, but it needs to be changed. There are a lot of things in the film which have been so beautifully shown and I am so proud to be a part of the film."
Remo adds, "I want people to see it and understand the subject of drag culture and other LGBTQ issues that we have addressed. 'Laila Manju' is very entertaining and I can't wait for everyone to watch it."
'Laila Manju' is set in London and features Shashank Vyas, Abhimanyu Tomar, Lulia Vantur, Nehal Chudasama, and Jimmy Shergill in key roles.