Readers' pictures of India, part of the Word News India Direct series.
Rehana Sultan took on some pioneering roles, but was typecast as a 'sexy' actress and forgotten.
Eleven of them regrouped recently to speak to the BBC about their unconventional protest.
Rakesh Sharma wishes to return to space one more time, as a "tourist".
William Gedney's photographs of India capture public intimacy between men in Benares.