The promos of Dostana makes one believe that it's the story of a gay couple- JoBhi (John-Abhishek) to be precise. But now the director is going around saying it's only about friendship and nothing else.
There's a lot of curiosity and it is confusing movie goers by showing the twosome as a pair of gays walking hand-in-hand on Miami beaches.
It has also been speculated to be India's first film which advertises gay sexuality openly. The film shot in Miami has a lot of skin show by John (he's developed a super sexy bod), Priyanka Chopra as well as Bobby Deol and Shilpa Shetty. Abhishek claims to be the attitude of the film!
Tarun Mansukhani has reportedly clarified, "John and Abhishek lie that they are a gay couple, and so all other characters (in the story) presume them to be gay, which brings in the fun quotient to the film."
Now with John and Abhishek behaving like proper gays, there's bound to be a lot of confusion. He tries to make the picture clear about the Karan Johar production which is set to release on November 14, "They (Abhi and John) don't behave as gay. They behave as normal friends. In fact, gays never behave in any particular way. Their behaviour is not different from all of us. It's our own perception about gays that makes us think that they behave in a particular way."
He added, "Bollywood has made films on a variety of subjects...but no films have been made on gay sexuality till now. So I added it to the film. And these days, everyone specially the younger generation jokes about gay. But the film is not about gay sexuality. It's basically about friendship and its ups and downs."
The real picture will only be clear when the film releases on November 14th.