Dance India Dance, a sort of So You Think You Can Dance in India (and obviously with more Bollywood styles), is matching wits with Israel’s dancing show: It’s prepared to showcase the first gay couple ever.
If only Ryan Seacrest were there to get a soundbite from the screaming contestants (not pictured):
Reports from the sets of the television show claimed that there were a couple of men sitting and watching the beautiful dance movements of Mahesh Tamang and literally fantasizing her, little did they know that the girl would emerge as a boy named Mahesh Tamang! And Mahesh was not the only contestant in the ‘Dance India Dance’ audition to be dressed as a girl, a boy named Pankaj performed to the song of the year ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ in the Jaipur auditions of ‘Dance India Dance’. The judges were more than happy with their dances and these gay men will definitely find their way into the top performers list, assured Geeta Kapoor, one of the sitting judges.
I’m taking Oneindia‘s word for it that the fellas are gay, and a couple, and not trans or something in between. Now we just have to see whether producers will stick with tradition and use the queers to get all transphobic.