A Bollywood star is heading up a campaign against the recently reinstated ban on gay sex in India through a satirical video highlighting ignorances around gay issues.

Gay sex was banned after the December reinstatement of Section 377 of the Penal Code which was overturned by the Delhi High Court in 2009. It reinstated the 153-year old law which makes gay sex punishable with up to ten years in jail.

The decision was made on World Human Rights Day and makes India the 42nd Commonwealth nation to make same-sex activity illegal. 

Imran Khan has joined forces with a famed comedy group All India Bakchod, in order to challenge the decision.

The group uploaded a satirical video about the perception of homosexuality in the country during which Khan is seen answering silly questions. It ends with the message: “Ignorance is a choice”.

Speaking to The Hindustan Times, Khan said: “I’ve always been involved with gay rights. The scenario in this country is disheartening and depressing. These are basic human rights that people are being denied of; they’re no minority. The idea of this initiative is to show those who do not support homosexuality, how ridiculous their thinking is.”

Other stars of Bollywood also spoke out to condemn the reintroduction of the law.

The video is available to view below. Please note that it contains strong language