Mumbai: MTV's "Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan" will soon have an interesting twist in the storyline with Ayaz Ahmed’s character Cabir turning gay.
The show portrays the life of five buddies, and the current track shows Cabir as a womaniser, who is always surrounded by beautiful ladies and someone is always flirting with them.
The twist is that Cabir is gay, and too embarrassed to disclose this to anyone. But now, the cat will come out of the box.
While homosexuality is a less spoken about issue in the country, MTV, as a youth channel, believes in highlighting it. To highlight the gay act in the show as well, the channel has associated with an NGO 'Yaariyan', which helps those who are fearful about coming out of the closet.
Talking about essaying a gay character, Ayaz said: "I find my character turning gay, a good and interesting turning point for the show. The reason being is that nowadays not everyone gets to play such a character.
"In fact, I was quite kicked about it and I'm looking forward to shooting my new role."
The actor says he has a few friends who are gay and that he respects their way of living.