With the scrapping of Section 377, our country is slowly moving into a space of acceptance and inclusion, making all love legal. Part of this new direction we’re taking in post-colonial India, are the relatively fresh forms of expression. For example, Drag – in which fashion, accessories and the performance element enables artists to channel a unique persona.
While Drag is still a relatively new art form in India, Sushant Divgikar has found himself a place internationally with, Rani-Ko-He-Nur his drag avatar. In our latest, Sushant ‘Pills the Beans as both himself and Rani, and compels us with both their perspectives on drag, fashion and what it’s like to be the eccentric, Rani-Ko-He-Nur.
To start off with, it’s a ton of effort to get into the drag look – from the makeup, down to the padding, that goes into dressing up like a queen.
“She’s not a Sports Illustrated model. But like she’s comfortable with her body, and she just wears whatever she wants to wear.”
Being a drag queen, he’s often faced with criticism and negativity – but Sushant embraces his individuality and continues slaying like the queen she is.
He even spoke to us on a Facebook Live Q&A later and revealed how drag is growing at a surprising rate along with some exceptional singing talent (in both male and female voices), you can watch that below.
Join our live Q&A with Sushant Divgikar and send in your questions!
Posted by Vitamin स्त्री on Tuesday, August 28, 2018