Upcoming filmmaker Lokesh Kumar’s maiden feature film My Son is Gay bagged the ‘Best Film’ award at the recently-held 2nd Indian World Film Festival 2018 and helped the young man add another feather to his cap. Speaking exclusively to Pinkvilla South, Lokesh said that he is quite happy about the honour and thanked his entire team for supporting him throughout his journey.
“We as a team are very happy about winning this award. Though we traveled to many international film festival, 2nd Indian world film festival is very important because all the juries are filmmakers from different countries, out of all international & Indian feature film entries they felt our film My Son is Gay is very important & deserving. The recognition really motivates us & gives us lotta hope towards releasing it soon,” he added.
Lokesh went on to add that he is grateful to his producer and co-producer for believing in his work. He also thanked actor/co-director Anupama Kumar for agreeing to be a part of MSIG.
“I would like to thank my producer ‘Rajnish Khanuja’ of Select Media Holdings, who now hold the rights of the film. Without his support we couldn’t have sent to all these festivals. Also I would like to thank my co producer Anil Saxena and associate producer Cyril D’Souza who are all being with me from the very beginning & funding the film initially,” added Lokesh
We are happy for Lokesh and hope that My Son Is Gay continues winning hearts.
In case you did not know, MSIG revolves around the sensitive topic of homosexuality and highlights how a mother reacts on leaning about the sexual orientation of her son.
Anupama plays the main role while the supporting cast features names like Kishore and JP. It was originally supposed to be made in Hindi but Lokesh ultimately decided to make it in Tamil.