It is just a few days ago that India’s Supreme Court has in a historic decision abolished Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalizes homosexuality. However, it seems like interesting things have started to happen for the LGBT community within just a few days of the historic judgement. According to reports, a first-ever gay Swayamvar show on Indian television is being planned following the verdict.
Yes, you read that right! After the landmark judgment of Supreme Court that decriminalised Section 377, Indian TV is reportedly coming up with its first-ever gay Swayamvar.
Well, it is said that the show will feature Bigg Boss 11 contestant Sabyasachi Satpathy, who had participated in the popular reality show as a padosi contestant and was quite vocal about his sexual identity.
Meanwhile, it is also said that Sabyasachi has given his nod for the first-ever gay Swayamvar. India Today reports quoting Sabyasachi as told to Filmymonkey:
“Yeah, talks are going on with couple of productions houses and channels. We thought of this show after the historical verdict of Supreme Court. I am very excited for it because we never have seen such kind of reality show on our Indian Television. So definitely it will be historical to have a gay reality Swayamvar show.”
Sabyasachi is known for his excellent cooking skills and calm and composed personality. He was someone who hardly got into any controversy inside the Bigg Boss house. Yes, who have watched the season 11 will know that Sabyasachi was the one who played peacemaker and entertained the housemates with his brilliant sense of humour. However, sadly once nominated, he didn’t get enough votes to survive in the show. Meanwhile, before he shot to fame with Bigg Boss 11, Sabyasachi has carved a niche for himself in Odisha television industry. He has hosted several cooking based shows and also hosted auditions for Femina Miss India 2017.
Needless to mention, Swayamvar is a reality television show, where the contestants perform tasks and woe the hopeful bride or groom in return for their hand in marriage. It started with the Swayamvar Season 1 in 2009.