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Why Restrict? Gauri Sawant Reacts To Sushmita Sen Playing Transgender In Taali
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Fans
went
completely
in
awe
of
actress
Sushmita
Sen
when
she
unveiled
the
first
look
of
her
upcoming
project,

Taali
.
She
is
set
to
play
a
trans
woman
in
the
web
series.
Even
though
the
project
is
getting
positive
responses,
the
debate
around
why
trans
actors
are
not
preferred
for
the
role
has
started
on
the
internet.

Taali
is
inspired
by
the
life
of
India’s
first
transgender
activist,
Gauri
Sawant.
She
believes
it’s
a
huge
victory
for
the
trans
community,
but
she
is
not
bothered
about
who
gets
to
do
the
job.

gauri sawant (left) sushmita sen (right)

Speaking
exclusively
to
Hindustan
Times,
Gauri
Sawant
said,
“First,
I
want
to
make
it
clear
that
there
are
many
transgender
actors
who
will
be
seen
in
the
project,
who
were
picked
after
a
thorough
audition
process.
I
am
also
attached
to
the
project,
not
as
an
actor,
but
in
some
way.
So,
it
is
not
just
that
Sushmita
is
the
only
one
acting
in
the
project.”

She
continues
to
say
that
many
in
her
community
desired
to
be
a
woman,
and
so
that’s
the
reason
why
they
decided
to
wear
a
saree.
“Now,
it
is
a
mark
of
respect
for
us
that
a
female
actor
is
playing
the
role,
instead
of
an
male
actor,
which
we
have
seen
happening
in
the
past”.

Sawant
has
been
tirelessly
working
for
the
betterment
of
the
transgender
community.
She
has
been
involved
for
many
years
in
many
social
activities,
especially
helping
sex
workers
and
those
suffering
from
AIDS.

Further,
during
the
chat,
Sawant
wondered
why
people
were
discussing
whether
a
transgender
should
have
been
roped
in
for
the
role.
Stressing
that
it’s
a
challenge
for
a
woman
of
such
stature
to
take
up
the
task,
Sawant
told
the
publication,
“Because
the
role
comes
with
a
lot
of
taboo
with
which
we
live
with.
She
has
shown
courage
to
take
it
up.
And
she
was
my
first
choice.”

sushmita sen

Giving
an
example
of
her
advertisement,
where
she
played
the
role
of
a
mother,
and
people
accepted
her
in
that
role,
Sawant
asked
why
trans
people
should
just
be
restricted
to
playing
transgender
roles.

She
added
that
trans
people
should
be
considered
for
playing
other
roles
as
well.
She
said,
“We
need
to
break
these
barriers,
and
open
up
more
channels.
Let
her
(Sushmita)
play
that
role,
hum
koi
aur
role
kar
lene.
For
instance,
I
would
be
really
interested
in
the
role
of
Sushma
Swaraj,
if
her
biopic
is
made
someday.
Kissko
restrict
mat
karo
is
my
message
for
all.”

Watching
a
woman
portray
the
subtleties
of
a
transgender
person
rather
than
a
male
is
a
triumph
for
the
community,
Sawant
told
the
publication.

“My
guru,
who
is
73-year-old,
ne
khudh
bola
ke
jab
Sadashiv
Amrapurkar
ne
role
kiya
Sadak
mein,
thodha
acha
laga,
but
kabhi
nahi
socha
tha
ke
ek
aurat
bhi
yeh
role
karegi,”
she
concluded,
adding
that
actress
Sushmita
Sen
has
worked
extensively
to
get
the
character
right.

Story first published: Monday, October 10, 2022, 9:45 [IST]

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