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And why, pray, do we have a picture of a semi-naked gentleman on this page? That’s not just any semi-naked gent, my friend. That’s Bruno, the gay Austrian fashion journalist.

india Updated: Jul 05, 2009 23:10 IST

And why, pray, do we have a picture of a semi-naked gentleman on this page?

That’s not just any semi-naked gent, my friend. That’s Bruno, the gay Austrian fashion journalist.

Hang on. He looks vaguely like that other guy with a moustache... ah yes, Borat, the journalist from Kazakhstan who travelled to America.

Well, both characters are the creations of British actor Sacha Baron Cohen. The film, Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt, is being released worldwide on July 10.

You think they will have special screenings in Delhi for gay people who are, as you know, no more outlaws?

Um, hard to say, considering that when Borat the movie came out, the people of Kazakhstan weren’t too happy.

Surely gay people, unlike straight Kazakhs, can laugh at funny portrayals of themselves?

I’m not too sure. John Abraham, who played a straight guy pretending to be a gay guy in Dostana, thinks that no one should make fun of gay people anymore.

Is John gay?

No. But he’s a gay icon. That is until Bruno hits our shores.

Do say: I have a secret. I see gay people.

Don’t say: Are you a hummus or a falafel?