World Aids Day, Bollywood plays an important role in Aids awareness

World Aids Day: Movies are usually made to entertain; however, certain movies also educate the masses and create social awareness. Although sex has always been a tricky subject for Indian filmmakers, movie on Aids appeals to many, besides being socially relevant.

While several movies in the past have been made where the protagonist had a medical condition (Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini), on the eve of World Aids Day we will take a look at the Bollywood movies that dealt with the issue of AIDS.

  • In the movie Phir Milenge (starring Shilpa Shetty, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan), Shilpa Shetty plays an HIV infected person who faces discrimination and decides to move court for her rights.

    Salman Khan did not charge a penny for doing “Phir Milenge”.

    On Aids awareness day. Salman Khan stood besides an HIV-infected person and said to his fans that he loved him.

    Ranveer Singh used to be the brand ambassador of Durex condoms.

  • My Brother Nikhil is perhaps the best Bollywood movie made on AIDS. Sanjay Suri is the AIDS-infected man who faces isolation, and finds support from his sister (Juhi Chawla).
  • Nidaan, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, tells the tale of a young teenager who contracts AIDS during a blood transfusion, and how she chooses to live her life afterwards. The movie was declared tax free by the government.
  • Blood Brothers, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj (Omkara) and Positive,directed by Farhan Akhtar are among the four short dramatic films by cutting–edge Indian directors Mira Nair, Vishal Bhardwaj, Santosh Sivan and Farhan Akhtar that aim to dismantle myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS.