I Am, which Bollywood studios refused to back, will be released after film-maker Onir appealed for public donations
An Indian film-maker has financed a controversial Bollywood film featuring gay characters after calling for donations via Facebook.
Director Onir will see his low-budget feature, I Am, which consists of four short films on the subject of fear, released in cinemas on 28 April. Indian studios had refused to provide financial backing due to the movie's controversial subject matter. Not to be put off, the film-maker took to Facebook and pulled in donations from as far afield as the US and Australia. Altogether, more than one third of the movie's 30 million rupee ($675,000) budget was raised via the web, with major backers including the US-based psychotherapist Sarah Loper Sengupta and The Humsafar Trust, a gay rights campaign group.
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