LGBTQ film 'Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele' to have its world premiere at South Asian International Film Festival

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 12, 2019, 10.48 AM(IST)

Anshuman Jha and Zareen Khan in a poster of 'Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele Photograph:( WION Web Team )

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Incidentally, 'Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele'  is Bollywood's first film that has LGBTQ characters as the leads. 

Filmmaker Harish Vyas' new film on the LGBTQ community - 'Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele' will have it's world premiere at the South Asian International Film Festival Presented by HBO. The film is in competition at the festival and will have a premiere in Manhattan on November 22 during the festival.

Starring Anshuman Jha and Zareen Khan, the film is a story of two a gay man and a lesbian travelling together from Delhi to Mcloedgunj on a life-changing journey.  Both Anshuman and Zareen will be travelling to represent the film at the festival. 

Incidentally, 'Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele'  is Bollywood's first film that has LGBTQ characters as the leads. 

"We are excited that a joyous film with LGBTQ protagonists is Premiering in the most diverse city of the world New York. Also rushing to finish the final festival cut as we had sent a work in progress which the jury liked. Remember we only finished the shoot in August end after we lost the drives," said the director. 

Anshuman who has earlier attended the festival in 2014 while representing 'X: Past Is Present', said, "This film discovers and re-discovers the love in friendship. And which better city than the Big Apple, with the worlds largest LGBTQ Population, to premiere this film celebrating the Community. I'm looking forward to the audience reaction there."

Zareen adds, "I'm feeling on top of the world that we will be premiering in New York. Its a film that is very close to my heart and I'm really very excited. I hope everyone likes it and enjoys it like we have enjoyed making it."

The film which was also one of the ten selected scripts from Asia at the South Asian Film Market (SAFM) in Singapore in November 2018 & is scheduled for a Valentine's Day 2020 release in India. It will see Jha portraying a homosexual man (Veer) and Zareen as a Homosexual woman (Mansi) on a road trip from Delhi to Mcloedgunj.