The actor opened up about the idea in a recent interaction with India Today. He was asked about Karan Johar's idea of doing a mainstream same-sex love story in Bollywood. To which, Kunal responded saying that he's no apprehensions doing it, provided the LGBT community is shown in the right and sensitive way.
The actor told the portal, "I have no apprehensions. I would do it. The only thing that is important is the script."
Kunal shared that until now, the representation of the LGBT community is almost comical and that its are not represented in the appropriate manner. He has been quoted as saying, "Until now, when you see same-sex films, the representation is almost comic and the people from LGBT community are not shown in the right way. If there is a filmmaker who will show them in a sensitive way, I will do it."
Bollywood filmmaker-producer Karan Johar, in fact, announced the second film in the Dostana franchise just yesterday. Sharing that the film stars Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor in lead roles, Karan teased fans that the film will also mark as a launchpad for a fresh face. and The return of the franchise with unlimited madness! @TheAaryanKartik, #Janhvi & a soon to be launched fresh face - making it the trio for #Dostana2, directed by @CollinDcunha. Watch out for the third suitable boy!@apoorvamehta18@dharmamovies."
The return of the franchise with unlimited madness! @TheAaryanKartik, #Janhvi & a soon to be launched fresh face - making it the trio for #Dostana2, directed by @CollinDcunha. Watch out for the third suitable boy!@email@example.com/XtpSHGMUrv— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 27, 2019
Meanwhile, Noblemen is garnering positive reviews for bringing the issue of bullying in the mainstream cinema. Directed by Vandana Kataria, the film co-stars Ali Haji, Ivan Rodrigues, Mohommad Ali Mir, Ankit Kukreti, Muskaan Jaferi, Shaan Grover, Soni Razdan, Manav Chauhan, Parag Gupta and Abhay Narang in lead roles. The film revolves around the story of a 15-year-old boy, who is struggling with his adolescent years and is being terrorised by a gang of bullies.