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Sushmita Sen unveils first look of her web series Taali; set to play transgender activist Gauri Sawant

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Sushmita Sen will star in the Voot Select web series where she will play the role of transgender.

Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen forayed into the digital world with the web series Aarya, helmed by Ram Madhvani. With the success of the series, the actress has been receiving several offers. Recently, it was announced that the actress has signed another web series Taali which will be for Voot Select. It was revealed that the actress is set to play transgender activist Gauri Sawant. The actress has now confirmed her role.

Sushmita Sen unveils first look of her web series Taali; set to play transgender activist Gauri Sawant

Sushmita Sen unveils first look of her web series Taali; set to play transgender activist Gauri Sawant

Sushmita Sen on Thursday took to social media to make the official announcement of her next web series Taali. Sharing the first look, the actress wrote, "Taali - बजाऊँगी नहीं, बजवाऊँगी ! #firstlook as #ShreegauriSawant. Nothing makes me prouder & more grateful than to have the privilege of portraying this beautiful person & of bringing her story to the world!! Here’s to life & to everyone’s right to live it with dignity!!! ???? I love you guys!!! #duggadugga."

 

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According to the reports, the series will tell the tale of Gauri Sawant and her rise in the community. The story will also highlight Gauri Sawant’s precious bond with her adopted child Gayatri. Sushmita Sen was floored by the courage of Gauri Sawant and agreed to star in it. The six-episode drama will showcase several aspects of Sawant’s life, the challenges, the journey, and her relationship with her daughter Gayatri. The shoot for the series has commenced. She will then embark on shooting the third season of Aarya early next year.

Born as Ganesh and raised in Pune, Shreegauri Sawant is a transgender activist from Mumbai. She was one of the petitioners of 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 shed light on the momentous life of Shreegauri Sawant - from her childhood, and her transition, to her contribution to revolutionising the transgender movement in India.

The biopic is created by Arjun Singgh Baran & Kartk D Nishandar, directed by National award-winning director Ravi Jadhav, and produced by Arjun Singgh Baran, Kartk D Nishandar & Afeefa Nadiadwala.

Meanwhile, Sushmita Sen has also signed a biopic whose rights have been acquired by Mansi Bagla of Mini Films and photographer Subi Samuel’s Bungalow No 84, joined by Soham Rockstar Entertainment. The film is set to go on floors by the end of this year.

ALSO READ: Sushmita Sen to play transgender activist Gauri Sawant in her next web series


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