November 14, 2011 05:50:02 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
The debate has been raging on for quite some time ever since actor Hrithik Roshan was voted as a gay sex symbol this year by a website. Though Hrithik seems quite okay with the title of being a gay symbol - prominent members of the community seem divided in their opinion.
While some say they wouldn't fantasize about him because he is too brawny, others say that they would definitely work for them because he has the body of a Greek God. Though Hrithik has, till date, kept quiet about suddenly being in a domain that was previously reserved for actors Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, he seems nonchalant being a gay sex symbol. But the gay community in Mumbai doesn't seem so...
"I like brawny men. I like men with a rough body which exudes a certain casual sexuality in him. Hrithik Roshan fits into that mould perfectly. He seems rough and yet he seems gentle. I would of course fantasize about him. But I must rush to add here that I liked the earlier Hrithik, 10 years back, when he was younger," says Ram, who's a prominent member of the community.
For Harish Iyyer, whose life story has been made into a film, Hrithik Roshan will lag behind Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead. "He appeals to a certain kind of men but I would say that Imran would appeal to most gays with Ranbir being a close second. Hrithik would appeal to people who want their partner to be beyond the classic metro sexual man who would show a lot of brawn, strength and passion rather than visual appeal in terms of sexuality," says Harish.
Activist, Upkar Singh is not too sure, "The way he conducts himself, he is bound to make everybody feel special whether it is a man or a woman. In a relationship, how you conduct yourself is more important than how you look. I guess he scores in that department," says Singh.