Swept up in a whirlwind romance after meeting at a Bollywood party in Mumbai, Saattvic and Gaurav Bhatti dreamed of celebrating their love with a typical big, fat Indian wedding.

Seven years on, it remains a dream.

Same-sex marriages are illegal in India despite the Supreme Court scrapping a colonial-era ban on gay sex in 2018 — a decision that LGBTQ Indians say they had hoped would pave the way for more equal rights, including marriage and adoption.