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The Bollywood film industry is bracing itself for a storm of controversy upon the release of 'Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun', a new film that depicts the first ever gay kiss in Indian cinema history.

Already billed as the Indian Brokeback Mountain (although the only similarity between the films is the depiction of a same sex relationship), 'Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun' is directed by one of Bollywood's most prolific and best-known directors, Anil Sharma, and follows the story of gay model having to 'compromise his morals' to get ahead in his career.

Read more about the film after the jump... The Bollywood film industry is bracing itself for a storm of controversy upon the release of 'Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun', a new film that depicts the first ever gay kiss in Indian cinema history.

Already billed as the Indian Brokeback Mountain (although the only similarity between the films is the depiction of a same sex relationship), 'Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun' is directed by one of Bollywood's most prolific and best-known directors, Anil Sharma, and follows the story of gay model having to 'compromise his morals' to get ahead in his career.

Although not much else is known about the film, the poster, which depicts two men in an embrace, has already caused a furore amongst the religious and political leaders. India's strict laws regarding homosexuality have only just started to be relaxed, with the Supreme Court considering complete decrimilisation (having regarded it as a 'crime against nature' which carried a ten year prison sentence). Up until recently, even kissing between men and women in films and TV has been considered slightly edgy.

However, younger directors and actors are pushing the boundaries and audiences are becoming used to seeing more explicit depictions of physical relationships.

Director Sharma told the Times of India he considers audiences "mature enough" to accept the gay storyline, with his only concern being that the main character "should not come across as a caricature or just as an object of mockery". Regarding the current controversy, he added that there were no concerns about "political or censor problems."