Dominic Emmanuel, a Catholic priest from the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese together with the omnipresent Samaritan, Mahesh Bhatt, is leading the efforts to make a Bollywood style movie on HIV/AIDS. The main motto of this movie 'Aisa Kyon Hota Hain', full with song and dance flicks, is to communicate to masses that "The best way to evade AIDS is by avoiding promiscuous relationships". The movie doesn't ever mention the word "condom"!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean, yeah, it surely is possible to explain cricket without mentioning bats or balls, isn't it? It's also possible to explain a car to someone without mentioning wheels!!! The Catholic Church has long opposed condoms, but for the higher cause of saving human lives, couldn't it have for once lived with some humility? If at all the message in the movie has some effect, it will be on simple, untrained and illiterate minds. Isn’t it a good enough deed to give a whole and true picture to such an audience who rely on others for knowledge? The effects of such one eyed view's can be very dangerous. Several leaders like George Bush, Thabo Mbeki and our own Sushma Swaraj have been reluctant to fund programmes that help spread condoms.
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