To Dance or not to Dance? That is not the question: A Novel by L.R. Johnson

To Dance or not to Dance? That is not the question: A Novel by L.R. Johnson

Art & Entertainment | Non-Fiction | Mixed

After being asked to write a story about a young Indian man’s life, who against all the odds has achieved a reasonable level of fame in the jungle of the Indian entertainment world, I was initially perplexed.
Deciding to base a fictitious novel / screenplay based on Haleem Khan’s life, the whole story unfolded, and writing mostly in the present tense because of Haleem’s soaring popularity in the Indian film world, the project became more and more interesting as scenario after scenario became reality.
Haleem’s reallife from birth to the present has been thwart with discrimination, prejudice, homophobia attacks and fear because of his choice to perform as a female dancer in the classical Indian dance called Kuchipudi. Based upon this rare talent, I managed to form a novel / screenplay utilising every emotion possible.
It will make people laugh, cry, feel deep anger, and for those who possess any form of homophobic thoughts, or prejudice; to look in the mirror and rethink. Because it matters not which sexual direction we are forced into by nature, which religion we believe in, or from which ethnic background we come from, we all remain human beings.
This fictive story, built around a real person, is an invaluable insight for those who prefer to discriminate before understanding and accepting that humans are just one huge meltingpot of diverse emotions, colors, beliefs and sexual feelings. It will entertain the reader whilst giving the reader a sense of affinity to those who exist in such minorities. Who are bullied and terrorized for their diversities, are forced to hide their true identities, but still manage to put smiles on our faces, entertain us, and show us through their art how wrong we all are to discriminate against those who are different....



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L.R.Johnson

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