How Fawad's gay character in Kapoor & Sons is changing up Bollywood

Updated 11 Nov, 2019 02:18pm

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Fawad's made it okay for other actors to do gay roles, says Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor is open to playing a gay character, now that Fawad Khan's done it.

According to IANS, the Jagga Jasoos actor said that he was initially hesitant to play a homosexual character, but all that changed with the reception of Fawad Khan's character in Kapoor & Sons.

Asked if he would play a gay man on camera, Ranbir said: “Sure, but now it’s already been done. Now he’s (Fawad has) opened the door and it’s easy for us to walk through it. But earlier… I must honestly say I might have turned it down.”

In Kapoor & Sons, Fawad plays Rahul, a writer who comes out to his family, much to their dismay and chagrin. The film is lauded for showing the aftermath of the big reveal in a poignant, sensitive manner.