After collecting awards around the world, Mansi and Veer shared the heartwarming story of love, life and friendship Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele is expected to arrive on Disney + Hotstar VIP. Actors Zareen Khan and Anshuman Jha play the roles of Mansi and Veer – two strangers and proud members of the LGBT + community. who have more in common than they realize and meet in a bar while trying to escape their respective reality. The duo soon embarks on a road trip that turns out to be a trip of a lifetime. While driving from Delhi to Mcleodganj, Veer and Mansi discover that love is really beyond sex.
Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele caused a lot of noise around the world when it won over several international film critics and enthusiasts and won the award for best audience selection at the HBO South Asian International Film Festival in New York. Winning the “Jury Award Best Actor” (Anshuman Jha), Best Actress Hindi Films (Zareen Khan) and Best Director (Harish Vyas) at the Rajasthan International Film Festival 2020, Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele was also the centerpiece of IFFM Melbourne 2020 and the Closing Night Gala Film of Kashish 2020, Asia’s largest LGBTQ film festival.
Written and directed by Harish Vyas and produced by First Ray Films, the film addresses homosexuality, friendship and love through its main characters and their humane journey. Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele published this 9th May 2021 exclusively for Disney + Hotstar VIP and Disney + Hotstar Premium subscribers.
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Director Harish Vyas said“Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele is a human story of a special friendship that happens to flourish between a man and a woman – both homosexuals – who are not just polar opposites – think Yin & Yang, but have very different personal characteristics Travel so far. My aim with this film is to bring out the warm, positive, loving hug that is the soul of friendship and to celebrate the LGBTQ + community that I was close to. We are grateful to have had a universal audience in New York, Australia and all of the festivals where the film was showered with love and multiple worldwide recognitions. After “Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain” I wanted to take an easy, compassionate journey to rediscover love and friendship. “Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele” is the culmination of this thought. And I hope it also gets a positive response from the viewers who see it on Disney + Hotstar VIP. “
Actor Zareen Khan said: “I was immediately drawn to the depth and emotionality of Mansi’s character from the first time I heard the story of Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele by Harish Sir, and reading the script after reading it – I just loved his unique plot. Just as Veer and Mansi’s lives changed after their road trip, Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele was a life changing experience for me and I hope the film can convey the message that love is love to even more people it will be released on Disney + Hotstar VIP. “
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Actor Anshuman Jha said: The intention was to produce a ‘pure’ story. The Supreme Court of India has legalized homosexuality, but there is still some section of society that considers this to be taboo in India, and my character Veer has not found the courage to speak openly with his family because he fears they will this don’t accept it too. With friendship and love at its core, Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele is a movie that feels like a warm hug and hopefully inspires people to have more frank conversation. Promote acceptance. We missed the theater because of the pandemic, but I couldn’t be happier that more viewers can see it on Disney + Hotstar VIP. It’s my last work my mom saw before I lost it in 2020 and that’s why it’s even more special to me. ”