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I can turn my brain off for a second and enjoy this video of Priyanka Chopra in a new avatar:
Of course, I don’t understand why the other woman has to appear dressed like a man to denote that kind of ‘Dostana.’ This adoption of gayness for humor is a troubling trend that reveals the deeper homophobic attitude of India. Why on earth is a gay relationship funny and any different than a straight relationship?
So far, only men have been acting gay for humor on the big Bollywood stage (Saif Ali Khan and Shahrukh Khan have entertained us with their gay act for far too many Filmfare Awards), but now Priyanka takes the cake for going a notch further.
Here is the most embarrassment video of all times — my sister and my dance performance at Chabot College for International Students Night this past Spring.
It’s amazing how, even after spending more than a decade in this country, we are considered ‘international.’ After all, international relations doesn’t just happen between states and bureaucrats; it happens between people. It’s actually preferable to call it transnational. That has less of a foreign implication.
Disclaimer: This dance performance is in no way representative of Fiji–a multicultural country.