Image: Farhan Akhtar's Positive outlook on HIV

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 18, 2007 04:21 hrs

Positive, as the name suggests, is all about a good ‘frame’ of mind. And this is exactly what Farhan Akhtar has done in his latest 12-minute short film by the same name. The film has no music, but, background score composed by Ram Sampat. It’s a film where every ‘frame’ deals very sensitively about a family’s support to a person suffering from HIV.

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Talking about the film, Farhan says, “The film was entirely shot in Mumbai and stars Boman Irani, Shabana Azmi and a debutant actor, Arjun Mathur. Just as a social stigma, many people believe that an HIV patient should be isolated. They also have certain misconceptions about dealing with the disease. And since India has a lot of joint families; it becomes very important for them to understand the value of support to the person who has acquired this disease. This is exactly what Positive talks about.”

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Positive is one of the four short films made for the Bill Gates Foundation with a view of generating HIV AIDS awareness. The other three films will be made by Mira Nair, Vishal Bhardwaj and Santosh Sivan.

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