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Chapter 4: Ho Naa Ho: The Emergence of a Homosexual Subtext in Bollywood

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Ho Naa Ho: The Emergence of a Homosexual Subtext in Bollywood
Ho naa ho: The emergence of a homosexual subtext in bollywood

In this chapter, I take as my starting point the conclusion reached in the previous chapter—that Bollywood can and does function as an in-novative form of popular cinema—as a way of coming to terms with the recent ‘emergence’ of a homosexual subtext in popular Hindi cinema. As several theorists (and even more viewers) have recently noted, the ‘secret politics’ of homosexuality in Bollywood have become less and less secretive, with blatantly ‘gay’ characters and subtexts emerging in mainstream films which have gone on to become box-office successes. Without reading too deeply into such outward successes, I would like to examine what the emergence of ...

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