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A still from Greater Elephant, whose release is crowdfunded. Image courtesy: Facebook page of film.

Despite the obviously ‘cool’ images ‘indie’ conjures up – of the black and white, rebellious, unfiltered cigarette-and-guitar kind – it isn’t easy being an indie-anything in the land of the Khans. Filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan figured as much, while helping organise the third edition of Kashish in Mumbai, one of India’s most popular queer film festivals.

An LGBT festival in the home-ground of the Salmans and Shahrukhs, one that didn’t even demand a ticket from viewers – Rangayan and his team resorted to old fashioned crowd funding. They pooled in Rs 1 lakh from contributors.

To read the original article: Can crowdfunding save ‘indie’ in India? | Firstpost