February 5, 2011 04:56:26 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
Onir's I AM is one of the few crowd sourced films in India, being co produced by over 400 people from 35 cities across the world.The film's funding, talent and crew had been sourced through social media.
In the spirit of supporting independent cinema 65-year-old Laxminarayan, a cancer patient insisted on contributing towards the film - I AM Omar- the chapter that takes a sensitive look at the issue of homosexuality.
Says a source, "A 65-year-old-man (Laxminarayan) insisted on contributing Rs. 5000 for I AM Omar. Onir was reluctant when he realized that the gentleman was a struggling writer and artist and even suffered from cancer."
The elderly gentleman however was not willing to take no for an answer and wanted to support the film in whatever way he could.
"Laxminarayan was adamant and said Onir that he couldn't take away his right to have his name in something good at the end of his life," adds the source.