BOLLYWOOD: Celina Jaitley is to make a comeback in Bollywood scene after 7 years. In her upcoming film she will be paying tribute to gay filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh. Celine has been a LGBTQ supporter and activist since she was 16 after she found out that her boyfriend of the time was a closeted Gay.
She explained in an interview “I am happy to be a part of Ram Kamal’s film, a tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: season’s greetings, because when he narrated the story to me in Dubai, I got goosebumps. Post marriage and becoming mother, I was looking for a subject that would excite me. Since I have been associated with the LGBTQIA movement since 18 years. I [am happy to] act in a film that deals with this issue.” She explained mid-day.
She further explained her association with the idea of different sexual preferences. Her first boyfriend who was gay later died with bulimia induced stroke and her makeup artist was transgender and he died in a road mishap that’s when she decided to fight for their cause.