Actor Adil Hussain for the first time turned producer for the film ‘Saving Chintu’. It is a short film about an Indian-American LGBT+ couple trying to adopt an HIV positive orphan. Homosexual people face many challenges; to be accepted by society, to live a normal life that includes having a family are among those hardships. ‘Saving Chintu’ has qualified for the 2021 Oscars.

‘Saving Chintu’ focuses on issues like LGBTQ awareness and the adoption of HIV-positive children. Directed by Tushar Tyagi and produced by Ritika Jayaswal and Adil Hussain, it stars Adil Hussain, Dipannita Sharma, Bollywood-based American actor Edward Sonneblick, Los Angeles-based actor Sachin Bhatt and Priyanka Setia.

 

It is a film that explores the emotional complexities faced by a gay couple when they decide to adopt an HIV positive child from India and touches upon several sensitive topics such treatment meted out to HIV positive patients and non-recognition of adoption rights by a same-sex couple, ultimately ending on a high note with the gay couple overcoming personal differences to save a life with the help of a friend (Dipannita Sharma).

This year, Arjun Mathur became the first Indian actor to earn a nomination in the Best Actor category at the International Emmys for his refined portrayal of a gay man, living in urban India at a time when homosexuality was still a crime in the country, in ‘Made in Heaven’.

The trailer of the short film,’ Saving Chintu’ was released on 4 February.

Adil Hussain, who hails from Goalpara town in Assam, is best known for his roles in the films English Vinglish and Life of Pi. The 56-year-old actor has acted in many English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Norwegian, and even French films.

Supermodel and actress Dipannita Sharma is known for her role in films like Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Jodi Breakers, War, and International Award-winning Assamese film Xhoixobote Dhemalite.

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