Popular celebrity photographer Amit Khanna's yearly calendar is always eye candy. The themes that he brings to light, overall concepts and the artists that he casts in the calendar are noteworthy too. Also, Amit has been always appreciated for his work as well as his outspoken nature. This time while shooting the 2021 Calendar, Khanna came across one of the industry's darkest truths, and he finds it utmost awful.
For his 2021 calendar, he had approached former Mr Gay World and Drag star Sushant Divgikr aka Rani KoHEnur. When the stylists for this project, Sohail Mughal and Victor Robinson were hunting for a gown for Sushant, several popular designers denied them one, on the pretext that Women won't wear their garments if a guy wears it. This hard hitting stereotypical thought process when the entire world is rolling the trumpet of equality, is highly condemned by Khanna. ALSO READ: Bigg Boss 14: Aly Goni's Sister Ilham On His Asthma Attack After Jasmin Bhasin's Eviction, 'He Gets Anxiety Attack When He Hears Bad News'
Amit says, "It is awful! Sushant is such a popular personality on as well as off social media. He has represented India at an international platform, participated in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa too and has always been appreciated by people. While designers didn't want to lend their outfits because of the way he likes to present his gender identity. We are talking about development and that's what a few orthodox are thinking. But not all mangoes in the lot are rotten, we somehow managed to get him a beautiful gown!" ALSO READ: Performance is beyond gender stereotypes: Former Mr. Gay India Sushant
Victor Robinson, the stylist, said, "We had to literally undergo so much stress while sorting a nice outfit for such a wonderful talent. Sushant has always motivated people and with such good following we'd thought finding an outfit was a cakewalk. But things turned out darker."
Meanwhile, Sohail, another stylist on the project, added, "In a growing society, such stigmas are dirty. Never mind, we didn't give up on our hard work and got Sushant an outfit that is making him look stunning."
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