Bhaindarkar refused to comment anything about his parents' reaction. "This will lead to intrusion of the media in their lives too and I don't want that," he said.
So how was the experience of participating in the international gay contest? "It was a learning experience," he said, adding "I got to know about many countries' gay culture. People were actually surprised when I did not win but I got enough complements." The competition might have given him the strength to declare that "it is okay to be a gay" but now he is skeptical of his return.