Actor Amal Sehrawat, known as Sangram Singh of popular soap opera “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”, will next portray a gay character for an upcoming short film titled “Gay Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”.

Amal Sehrawat and Alok Nath
Amal Sehrawat and Alok Nath

In the special video, Amal will be joined by his “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” co-star Alok Nath.

“My character's name is Vimlesh in the film and Alok Nath is playing my father-in-law. This film has a positive message on gay marriage. The film takes a dig at what obstacles are faced during gay marriages in India. It has been told in a very entertaining and refreshing manner.

Asked about his opinion on gay rights in the country, Amal said: “We have over-hyped the whole issue. In India, sex is still a taboo. Physical intimacy and sexual preference are two different things."

“What is important is the inner feeling. I know so many wonderful people who have different sexual preferences.”

The short film will be released on the YouTube channel Nazar Battu Productions on Friday.