Everyone should have the right to love whoever they want and be loved. It’s a shame that in our country section 377 of Indian Penal Code criminalises what is referred to as “unnatural sex”, which includes homosexuality. A backward and outdated law.
Supreme Court’s verdict on this section of the Indian Constiturtion is impending and the LGBT community is waiting for a decision day after day.
While most of the people in the country support decriminalisation of homosexual sex between consenting adults, many celebrities have also come forth to take a stand on the issue. The most recent one to have their say is Dhadak actress Janhvi Kapoor.
“I think everyone should have the freedom to love because love is such a pure and sacred emotion, I believe that everyone does what they do in search of love. So I don’t see why their love should be compartmentalised, generalised or made into something bitter. Everyone deserves the freedom to love who they want to love,” she was quoted as saying.
Ishaan Khatter was also asked about his stance on equality for the LGBT community. He said, “I feel that any kind of a discrimination, be it on the basis of caste or class and sexuality is a form of hate and the film ‘Dhadak’, that we are so deeply involved in is, in a larger sense has an overline message talking about the power of love over hatred and we all believe in that. It is high time that we go out there and talk about this openly and discourage people who propagate hatred.”