Village Voice Q&A with Bushra Rehman

Village Voice Q&A with Bushra Rehman

Congrats to Bushra Rehman on the debut of her new novel, “Corona”, which focuses on her experiences growing up in Queens.  Be sure to read this Village Voice interview with her as she discusses her novel and the main character, Razia.

Posted: August 4th, 2013

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Zeenat Aman to Star in Gay Bollywood Sequel

Zeenat Aman to Star in Gay Bollywood Sequel

Despite the overall negative reviews and controversy surrounding the first mainstream Bollywood gay themed film Dunno Y…Na Jaane Kyun, producers have announced a sequel which is scheduled to release in 2014. Dunno Y 2, will include an all star cast and the original two male leads, Kapil Sharma and Yuvraaj Parashar will be returning. Screen legend, Zeenat Aman will also appear again. Rumor has it that this time around, the

Posted: August 2nd, 2013

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LAUNCHING SOON “THE COLD CALL” A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

LAUNCHING SOON “THE COLD CALL” A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

The Cold Call film will begin it’s crowdfunding journey via Kickstarter. The “Cold Call,” is a short film adapted from a published New York Times essay essay written by Indian-American author Rahul Mehta. Rahul is the author of “Quarantine” a collection of short stories that chronicle the lives of gay Indian-American men, their disappointments and betrayals and hard earned personal connections they come to cherish. Sholay Productions is proud to

Posted: July 29th, 2013

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The Incredibly Gay Days of Akki & Saifu

The Incredibly Gay Days of Akki & Saifu

Here is a hilarious compilation of images and video of Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan in their early years during the 90s. There are some eye popping shirtless and underwear shots leaving little to the imagination. There is a lot of hugging and holding between them as well. Saif loves to do drag and he is so cute regardless of what he wears! In here is a shot from

Posted: July 22nd, 2013

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Desi Queer Visibility in the New York Times

Desi Queer Visibility in the New York Times

We’re recovering from another epic pride weekend in NYC!  On Friday night, we partied it up with almost 600 other Sholay partygoers until 4:30 AM at Pachita, with the SALGA dancers prepping their Pride performance at Midnight.  Then, on Sunday, we marched with SALGA down 5th Avenue, on a float designed and conceived by Atif and SALGA folks Muzam and Tariq, with music by Ashu Rai and dancing by the

Posted: July 3rd, 2013

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Bollywood Central London with Sholay Productions and Asifa Lahore

Bollywood Central London with Sholay Productions and Asifa Lahore

On June 15, 2013 Sholay Productions  and Asifa Lahore launched their first London party titled “Bollywood Central” at Halfway II Heaven. The party had all the elements of Desilicious with stunning performances by Asifa Lahore, mujra by Tanisa Khan, hip shaking by Rezzia Irani and Silver Summers. Lotus Visual provided an amazing array of Bollywood visuals that created a cinematic experience for everyone. Topping it all were the beats of DJ

Posted: July 1st, 2013

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Shazad’s Pride Diet

Shazad’s Pride Diet

Our Toronto friend (and Sholay Dancer) Shazad Hai shares his pride diet which includes a healthy dose of self esteem and common sense. Shazad is the MSM Outreach Coordinator at the Alliance of South Asians AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) in Toronto. He discusses his own body images and how he worked to overcome these issues and fears – very inspiring!

Posted: June 25th, 2013

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Asian LGBTQ Community Voices on NY1

Asian LGBTQ Community Voices on NY1

Check out the recent report on NY1, featuring SALGA and Sarah Kurian, which highlights the struggle for immigration rights within the LGBT community. The NY1 report notes that groups like SALGA (South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) and Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) and QWave have been working for immigration reform, as well as safety.

Posted: June 25th, 2013

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