Entertainment News | Sushmita Sen will discuss the role of transgender people in her upcoming biopic “Taali”

New Delhi [India]Oct. 6 (ANI): Actor Sushmita Sen is set to try out for the role of transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant, in an upcoming biopic, titled “Taali.”

The “Main Hoon Na” actress took to her Instagram account and shared the first look with her fans and followers.

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Sharing the first look, she wrote, “Taali – I won’t perform, I will perform! #first look as #ShreegauriSawant. Nothing makes me more proud and grateful than to have the privilege of portraying this beautiful person and to tell his story to the world!!”

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As soon as the poster was shared, the actor’s fans and friends in the industry commented on it.

Renee, Sushmita Sen’s daughter, left a comment. She wrote, “Maa. So so so proud of you. Dugga Dugga. I love you the most.”

Sister-in-law Charu Asopa also commented. She wrote, “Wowww…first look is awesome…so proud of you didi. can’t wait…love you didi.”

Sushmita shared about her first look, said, “A story of struggle, resilience and indomitable power, this is Shreegauri Sawant for you! Nothing makes me more proud and grateful than to bring this journey that has been strewn with pitfalls, only to witness a revolution! This one is special for several reasons, and I’m so excited to be partnering with Viacom18 for this one. This is just the beginning, stay tuned listen for what awaits you!”

Born as Ganesh and raised in Pune, Shreegauri Sawant is a transgender activist from Mumbai. She was one of the petitioners for the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) which was filed in 2013, in which the Supreme Court recognized transgender as the third gender with a final verdict in 2014. The upcoming biopic will highlight the memorable life of Shreegauri Sawant – from her childhood, her transition, to her contribution to revolutionizing the transgender movement in India. Sushmita’s fierce and bold avatar in and as Shreegauri Sawant is sure to create anticipation among audiences about the upcoming project.

The biopic is created by Arjun Singgh Baran and Kartk D Nishandar, directed by National Award-Winning Director Ravi Jadhav, and produced by Arjun Singgh Baran, Kartk D Nishandar & Afeefa Nadiadwal.

Sushmita has been a part of many great movies like ‘Main Hoon Naa’, ‘Aankhen’, ‘Filhaal’, ‘Tumko Naa Bhool Paayenge’ and ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ etc.

She will next be seen in Disney+ Hotstar’s “Aarya Season 3,” which is currently in pre-production. (ANI)

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