With the Supreme Court hearing the petitions regarding scraping of section 377, several have come forward and voiced their opinion on this matter. It has been a trending topic on social media with many celebrities like Esha Gupta, Onir, Priya Malik and Nakul Mehta tweeting in support of the LGBT community. Among them is actress Mahika Sharma, who has appeared in several Bollywood movies and Television serials.
In a statement made to the press, the actress said that it is undeniable that in Mumbai and the entertainment industry, the 'LGBT people' are ruling. She further revealed that in the entertainment industry, majority actors and superstars are enjoying with same-sex partners. Talking about same-sex partners, Mahika said that there is nothing wrong in it as long as it is with mutual consent.
Mahika Sharma became popular after winning the title of 'Miss Teen Northeast'. She was seen in Rani Mukherjee starrer 'Mardaani', while on television she was apart of popular shows that include comedy shows 'FIR' and 'Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai'.
The 24-year-old actress-model has been actively involved in several philanthropic endeavours related to women and children. She is also helping in a sex workers rehab programme. The 'Police factory' actress has also participated in a fashion show organised by the Cancer Patients Aid Association, to generate funds for the organisation. Mahika is also the international goodwill ambassador and patron of many charity organisation devoted to supporting Rape victims and poor children around the world, particularly in India.
The Constitution Bench of Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing petitions against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality. The newly re-constituted five-judge constitution bench commenced hearing of four crucial matters, including the issue of the sexual relationship between persons of same sex.
On Tuesday, a Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices Nariman, Khanwilkar, Chandrachud and Malhotra had made clear that their primary goal was to deal with the constitutional validity of Section 377, with other matters that arise from the issue, such as marriage, to be dealt with as and when they arise.
As on Thursday, the apex court continues to hear the petition plea.