A clip from the film Mera Naam Joker (1970) directed by Raj Kapoor, starring Raj Kapoor, Padmini, Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal among others, including a young Rishi Kapoor. This film was Raj Kapoor's dream project. One of the roles involves a woman having to masquerade as a boy in the circus, and it is played by Padmini.
This clip is part of the Queering Bollywood database, an exhibition and demonstration of a collection of queer readings of Indian cinema. This open and collaborative database of articles, film clips, magazine stories, etc., has been compiled by Namita Malhotra, Lawrence Liang and many others at Alternative Law Forum and in Bangalore. For more, see http://media.opencultures.net/queer/