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Jaitley opens gay film festival in India

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Celina Jaitley

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Celina Jaitley has agreed to launch India's first gay film festival, according to New Kerala.

Reports have alleged that the actress, who is a gay rights activist, will host Kashish: Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, which begins on Thursday.

The four-day event will showcase 110 films about sexuality from more than 25 countries.

The first of its kind in India, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival will also have panel discussions, music video launches, question and answer sessions with filmmakers and a photo exhibition.

Kashish, which means attraction or allurement, has been established to highlight the issues that LGBT people face.

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