Starring Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Abhishek Bachchan, 'Phir Milenge' was a film that brought light to how degrading are the thoughts of the society regarding a woman suffering from AIDS. Shilpa contracts the disease after being physically involved with Salman Khan in the film. She then loses her job, her self-esteem and every bit of respect, thanks to the society. Tired of all the trauma, she then hires a lawyer (Abhishek Bachchan) to fight her case against all those tormenting her. She wins in the end.
'My Brother...Nikhil' was an emotional story of a boy who is isolated not just by his parents but even by the Government, because he is suffering from AIDS. It's only his sister and two of his friends who stand by him when he is in his lowest phase. Sanjay Suri plays the lead while Juhi Chawla is his sister.
‘Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi’
Even though 'Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi' was all about friendship and love, it did briefly touch upon the subject of AIDS. A character in this musical saga suffers from AIDS and it's then that the entire group suffers an emotional breakdown.
'Nidaan', starring Shivaji Satam, Reema Lagoo, Nisha Bains and Sunil Barve is a story of a girl contracting HIV AIDS thanks to the diluted needle used while blood donation. it is the story of her struggle and her family's struggle to lead a normal life.
Directed by Sridhar Rangayan, '68 Pages' is a film that depicted how difficult it is for people who are even slightly different from the usual norms of life. It sheds light on the life of gays, bar dancers, transsexuals and more. Unfortunately, AIDS is something that adds up to their misery,
Heard only in whispers, AIDS is a taboo in our country. We fail to release that it is a disease that nobody calls for with their own will. And the one who contracts, is the one to suffer the most. Not because his disease is gruesome, but because the society turns tormenting. There have been some bravehearts who have shed some light on the life of a person suffering from AIDS. A few filmmakers have made films that revolved around this subject.
Here we list down some:
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