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Hema Malini, Parveen Babi in Bollywood's first lesbian kiss?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 • Hindi Comments
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Unbelievable, shocking but might be true and beautiful for a bi-sexual, gay and lesbian. Indian cinema has found it difficult to explore gay lesbian relations and its always considered taboo and come under fire.. before the cry over Nanadita das, Shabana Azmi`s scene in Fire that seemed to have started it all, Kamal Amrohi`s period Razia Sultan released in 1983 arguably seems to be the pioneer in showing first lesbian overtone scene on screen.

The 1983 release that depicted the life of Razia Sultan (1205-1240), the only female Sultan of Delhi (1236-1240) and her speculated love affair with the Abyssinian slave, Jamal-ud-Din Yakut played by Dharmendra.

One sequence in the film during the song "Khawab Ban Kar Koi Ayega.." we see Razia (Hema Malini) lying on bed with her lady-in-waiting beside her, played by Parveen Babi. The sequence seems to have lesbian undertones.

During the song Parveen is seen passing a feather on Hema`s forehead lightly and slowly coming near Hema- the sequence had obvious lesbian undertones. Though the feather comes in the way at the right and wrong moment depending on the person`s sexual orientation.. It`s the reaction of the maids who are rowing the boat makes it very interesting..

Before the likes of Sunny Leone, Kirti Kulkarni, Poonam Pandey, Sandya Mridul, etc.. after the sensational Shabana Azmi , Nandita Das intimacy in fire, not long ago Madhuri Dixit, Huma Qureshi`s bonding in Dedh Ishqia and the current ho halla (noise in English) about Kalki Koechlin and Sayani Gupta`s intimacy in Margarita With A Straw this one dated as back as 1983 demands the attention of being the beginner`..

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