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Indian film star Yuvraaj Parasher is disowned by his family for playing a gay man in a film

All I can say is that after reading about the story below, I love my always supportive dad all the more.

You would think that landing a leading role in Indian cinema’s first gay love story, Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun, would be a dream come true for any actor.

But for Yuvraaj Parasher, it’s turning out to be something of a nightmare at least when it comes to family.

Yuvraaj’s father Satish Parasher is ready to go to court and officially cut off ties with his son telling reporters: “I feel what he has done is against the culture and tradition of our country and it challenges the purity of the relationship between a man and a woman. He kept us in the dark right from when he signed the film and told us that he is acting with a girl. When we heard about the poster and the things he has done in the film, we were shocked, hurt and humiliated. People will make fun of us and we won’t be able to live peacefully ever again.”

“His mother is totally devastated,” the elder Parasher adds. “We are a respected family and I’m appalled that he is playing a gay man’s role. We’re finished. All the dreams and hopes we had built around him are over. For just a film role, he has lost out on his blood ties. We don’t want to see his face ever … not even when we are dying.”
Can you imagine any parent saying these things? Egads.

The actor had been thrilled to land the role saying in an earlier interview with Indyarocks: “I feel cinema and the audience have changed. I never wanted to make my debut as a collegian wooing a chick on a bike. When I was selected to play gay in the audition, I was elated. I’d rather do something unconventional.”

Speaking about making love to a guy on camera, Yuvraaj said: “It was awkward. After doing it with Kapil we avoided each other. Finally we looked at one another and burst laughing.”

His father clearly has no such sense of humor.

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14 Remarks

  1. Yuvraaj is a brave man. I hope he realises he is now a role model for the millions of GLBT Indians.

    To Yuvraaj’s father re:’I feel what he has done is against the culture and tradition of our country’……how about he tour a couple of Hindu temples and respond to the many sculptures of two men fucking!
    Homosexuality was never a big deal until the British took over. Ironically, the British have moved on and India is for the most part stuck in some British Raj time warp.

  2. It was just in a moviie..
    and it iS akward..but if you won’t see him
    as your son…I think that’s very STUPIIDD

  3. And we’re not living in 1940 but in 2010
    I hope you will think about it…it was, is and always be your sOn!!!

  4. please, i hope that UK will get back to India in a serious civilization process. the young generation will succeed in civlizing the indian actors.

  5. We met Yuvraaj Parasher and Kapil Sharma in Tel Aviv, Israel where the film was screened at Tel Aviv Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Both Yuvraaj Parasher and Kapil Sharma were representing their country in a honorable way. Very polite, funny an beautiful men telling us about India, a country they truly love. When you meet people from countries so far away, with different culture, these people give you an impression of the country, the culture and way people are in that country. Yuvraaj Parasher and Kapil Sharma made us aware of the beauty of India and because of them we will try to visit India and see for ourselves what this country is like. We hope India and the people in India understand what a gift these two brave men has. Development is a slow process, but we are sure that also India in the future accept that people are different- and that the difference between us are important to treasure. Love between man and man , woman and woman is the same love as between man and woman- just as pure, solid and beautiful. To be human is to understand and accept the differences. Yuvraaj Parasher and Kapil Sharma captured the festival guests hearts by being who they are. India and their parents should be proud to have given life to so brave and beautiful human beeings.

  6. When it will publish on youtube… Where i can download the movie… I m frm bangladesh hw cn i watch the film?

  7. July 19th, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    Parth Thakur says:

    It is shameful how Deepak Parashar’s father has reacted to his sons choice. Off course it is different but should the parents not take time to understand thier kids as well. I just hope Deepak never holds any grudge against his father it will be his greatest achievement to to forgive his father for not being able to see what the world sees in Deepak who has actually had the courage to take a step which so many would not dare to. Deepak’s father should be proud that he has taught his son to stand for what he thinks is right and not dosown him for not being himself and conceeding to his will. I am sure one day Mr Parashar will come around this. I feel sorry for his mother who in her heart likely feels proud of her son. Mothers always do.

  8. August 23rd, 2011 at 10:16 am
    Neville Fleming says:

    Two very good actors, Two very brave men,Two great characters and I do feel sorry for their parents who are selfish and only thinking of themselves!

  9. September 24th, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    Jan Nitschke Aas says:

    I am longing to see this movie.I have seen the short film “You can’t curry love”,and if “Dunno y” is half as good as that film,it’s great.
    It’s been compared to “Brokeback mountain”,which is one of the best films ever made.
    And to Deepak’s father I say:You don’t deserve to have such a brave son.The only thing Deepak has done,is trying to bring indian film into this century.
    Here in Norway,we would disown a father like that!

  10. Dunnoy na jaae kyun this film I see so many time.It was great film.we need something new.our generation first than past.So many people say our culture of our country.Everything is right But do u no our behind hapen so manything.Anybody tall something no right.Why this film?Look this film not only for gay love story.Here is so many tipe of story wife, mom,dad,brother,granma.
    So I tall is Actor indian film star yuvraaj parasher Dunnoy Na jaane kyun he did very good .

  11. September 23rd, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    Jan Nitschke Aas says:

    Finely the film is availeble at amazon.
    It is a great story,and I think Deepak is carying the whole film.
    Thank you for giving us a great performance and being brave guy.
    Love you for it.

  12. July 18th, 2014 at 2:41 pm
    Roopesh M S says:

    Dear friends

    The last day me saw the film its extra ordinary (awsome) i like very much yuvaraj and kapil both are presenting good performence

  13. July 29th, 2014 at 7:09 am
    Prem Chandra says:

    I am proud to be from India – from where these two bold and handsome boys – Yuvraj Parasher & Kapil Sharma are ! I felt proud to be a gay when I viewed the movie. Indeed a bold initiative in a country like India where even the Supreme Court of India ruled homosexuality to be illegal.

  14. Dunno Na Jane kyun movie is very wonderful,very emotional,very lovely.i liked to films actors.and I wish to watching to movie in the world.

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