Ulka Anjaria & Paromita Vohra on Fan Love and Queer Possibility | The Great Indian Fandom Conference
'Your Dil is not Paagal ' was a conversation between Ulka Anjaria and Paromita Vohra on fan desires and queer love at The Great Indian Fandom Conference on Saturday, 21 September 2019.
They explore the various ways in which Bollywood is queered, the non-normative possibilities for love, performance and self-discovery it offers, the gendered hierarchy of 'legitimate' fan obsessions, and the freeing, emancipatory nature of fandom itself.
Ulka and Paromita problematised the academic 'distance' which is often advocated for fans and discussed the implications of 'too much' love, 'irrational' love and how that 'obsession' is represented in pop culture.
The Great Indian Fandom Conference was a two-day event that brought together experts and practitioners to discuss fandom, possibilities, communities and love.