Even though Sanjay Sharma's DUNNO Y... NA JAANE KYUN is garnering praises and applause internationally for its controversial subject, back home it has invited the ire of the Youth unit of a right wing party, who are sending threats to the makers of the film given its bold subject of portraying homosexual relationship. They feel homosexuality is against the culture of the country.
The actors have also been getting threatening mails from hard line individuals and organizations over the last week warning them with dire consequences if the GAY film was released. And because of those threats, the film that was supposed to release this Friday, the makers have been forced to postpone the film next week for a Diwali release!
The makers of the film are concerned about the security and concerns of their stakeholders and partners of the film.
But, they are taking it in their stride and have invited the protesters to watch the film to know that it is not just sensationalism but a sensitive portrayal of relationship, so that they can release it next week without any further obstacles.
Though the film is about the multi-layered emotional conflict in an Anglo Indian Family, it is Bollywood first mainstream film that tackles gender issues and biases against gays. Gay Activists who have seen the film are unanimous that unlike other films like DOSTANA etc, which is more of a parody on Gays, DUNNO Y..NA JAANE KYUN, is the first mainstream film that addresses the emotional issues of Gays in a sensitive manner.
Though two biggies GOLMAAL 3 and ACTION REPLAYY releases around the same time as DUNNO Y... the makers are confident as the film is being favoured by distributors because of its genre. Since GOLMAAL 3 and ACTION REPLAYY are both comedies of the same genre, that will cannibalize each other in the ticket counter, DUNNO Y... will be a different kind of film for release.