Filmmaker Onir with his films 'I Am' and 'My Brother Nikhil' touched upon the subject.
In Karan's 'Kal Ho Naa Ho', the characters played by Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan are mistaken as gay lovers by Saif's domestic help. It was portrayed in a fun way.
Filmmaker Deepa Mehta's 'Fire' traced the love story of two unhappily married sisters-in-law -- played by talented actresses like Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das.
The 2010 movie 'Dunno Y...Na Jaane Kyon', directed by Sanjay Sharma and written by his brother Kapil Sharma, who also played the lead, was about the life of a gay model forced to compromise on his morals for his career.
In 'Bombay Talkies', the anthology that paid tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema, a short film made by director Karan Johar dealt with a love story of two male characters played by Randeep Hooda and Saquib Salem.
Previously, Karan depicted gay relationship in his film 'Dostana', where Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham pretended to be lovers so they could share an apartment with Priyanka Chopra.
Another still from the movie Girlfriend.
Actresses Eesha Koppikar and Amrita Arora took everyone by surprise with their film 'Girlfriend', in which they played lesbian lovers.