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This Woman Recreated Photos Of '90s Bollywood Stars To Make A Point About Masculinity

"It's a healthy experience to view the world through rainbow-tinted glasses for every hetero individual — because there's always more to nearly any individual than the great gender binary."

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This is 26-year-old Mumbai-based designer Mili Sethia.

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She recently started a project called "Esqueer" where she decided to reimagine cringey '90s Bollywood photos of men to question our 'normal' ideas of masculinity and how men are perceived.

The idea for the series arose from seeing pictures from old photoshoots of male stars floating around on the internet.

Mili Sethia

"The men [the photos] featured were considered to be the epitome of macho-ness and were all actually posing in almost vulnerable positions — almost questioning that monolithic notion of that very masculinity," Sethia told BuzzFeed.

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Mili Sethia

"Most importantly, for those of us who grew up queer, it reveals that nothing has been binary right from the start," she added.

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Mili Sethia

"Further, it's a healthy experience to view the world through rainbow-tinted glasses for every hetero individual — because there's always more to nearly any individual than the great gender binary."

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Mili Sethia

You can follow her work on Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram.

The series will also be on display at The Hive in Mumbai from 9th October-16th October, 2016.