|Mumbai, July 10 :
is confident that gradually mainstream actors will open up to off-beat cinema too.
like ' Gangs of Wasseypur
', and ' Shanghai
' have become famous. It is not
comedy, but serious cinema which portrays our society," Onir
adding such films highlight "serious issues" and "have been accepted".
of Wasseypur' did not have big Bollywood stars but slowly it did open
up. It's great that people are accepting these films and slowly stars
will open up to the non-mainstream cinema too," he added. Onir
has made serious issue-based cinema - "My Brother...Nikhil" and " I AM
Asked if ever he felt hesitant about bringing up issues of homosexuality and AIDS in the limelight, the answer was, "No".
have never been hesitant about the stories I wanted to tell. I think
this is important and this is what pushes you. It's all around us. It's
not that people don't know," he added.© IANS