Feb 09, 2008
Quickie Link: Indian Group to Perform Gay Musical at Mardi Gras
(India) - An Indian all-male group is set to stage a Bollywood musical at the Mardi Gras stage show in Sydney. The musical, Butterflies Of The Mughal Garden, based on a Gay theme, will premiere at Petersham's Metropolitan Community Church, Sydney on Feb 15. Group leader Raj Ayappan says that since there's no mention of the Gay undertones in the advertising, many Bollywood fans might get a bit of a shock after seeing the musical. "Some people might get a bit of a shock. Because often in the Indian subcontinent region, being Gay is taboo. You can be arrested and jailed," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Ayappan, as saying. The musical travels from the 16th-century Mughal empire to 21st-century Sydney, describing two parallel tales of 'forbidden love.'