Today is World AIDS Day, and we really think it is a day to promote safe sex, and fight the stigma attached to the disease. People who are HIV+ need to be taken care of, and the disease doesn’t spread by touching or hugging. It can only be spread by unprotected sex and sharing contaminated needles.
The goal is to create so much awareness about the disease, that we eradicate it completely. A lot of inspiration can be taken against the fight against Polio, with volunteers administering Pulse Polio drops to children across the country.
It’s a tough battle to fight, but these films will at least help you have empathy for those afflicted with the disease.
Inspired by Hollywood film Philadelphia, Phir Milenge sees Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty play the lead roles. In the film, Shilpa Shetty is diagnosed with AIDS and has to fight a legal case to keep her job.
Starring Sanjay Suri and Juhi Chawla, this film is about a state level swimming champion whose life takes a turn for the worse due to HIV. He is ostracized by his family and finds support from just three people played by Juhi Chawla, Purab Kohli and Gautam Kapoor.
A film directed by Mahesh Majrekar, Nidaan sees Shivaji Satam and Reema Lagoo play parents to Nisha Bains. A loved child, the family’s life falls apart after their daughter is diagnosed with AIDS.
AIDS JaaGO sees four directors – Vishal Bhardwaj, Mira Nair, Farhan Akhtar and Santosh Sivan come together to create four short films raising AIDS Awareness.
Out of the ten stories, Zahir starring Dia Mirza and Manoj Bajpai is about AIDS. It is directed by Sanjay Gupta, who is also the producer of the film.