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India actress Swastika Mukherjee: I know audiences will accept my lesbian role

India actress Swastika Mukherjee: I know audiences will accept my lesbian role

Actress Swastika Mukherjee has said she is certain that Indian audiences will be able to accept her lesbian role in new Bengali romantic comedy Family Album.

Mukherjee plays Maitreyee, an advertising agent under pressure to marry from her middle-class family. But Maitreyee has no interest in dating until she meets bohemian photographer Atrika, played by Paoli Dam.

‘My character has a special person in her life. Every human being can have a special person in her life. In my case she is a woman. That is not a big deal,’ she told the Press Trust of India.

‘The character, which I am playing is surrounded by her own family members and friends like all of you. It is a film, which you can watch with the entire family. There is nothing vulgar in it and I know the audience will accept my role, which is a bit unconventional, in the same way as they did in my previous films including the portrayal of Angoori Devi,’ she added, referring to her aclaimed Bollywood debut in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!.

Watch the trailer for Family Album below: