New Delhi: Actress Sushmita Sen made a hit OTT debut with Aarya and also won awards and accolades for her performance in the series. Now the actress is back with another web series, where she will be portraying transgender activist Gauri Sawant.
Sushmita took to Instagram to unveil her first look from the upcoming web series ‘Taali’. In the photo, she is seen wearing a red green saree with a big round maroon bindi on her forehead and striking a fierce and bold pose for the camera. She captioned the post, 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 🤗❤️”
‘Taali’, a biographical drama series based on the life of transgender activist Gauri Sawant, is created by Arjun Singgh Baran and Kartk D Nishandar. The show is made under the production banner Viacom18.
In a statement, Sushmita said that the series will chronicle the transgender activist’s “story of struggle, resilience, and indomitable power”.
“Nothing makes me more proud and grateful than to bring this journey that has been rife with challenges, only to witness a revolution! This one is special for reasons multifold, and I’m really excited to associate with Viacom18 for this one. This is just the beginning, stay tuned for what’s in store,” the former Miss Universe said in a statement.
Gauri Sawant, who was born as Ganesh and raised in Pune, 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.
She was also seen on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season 9 and was supported by Usha Uthup to raise money to build houses for sex workers.
‘Taali’ will shed light on the momentous life of Sawant — from her childhood, and her transition, to her contribution to revolutionize the transgender movement in India.
Directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Ravi Jadhav, the series is produced by Arjun Singgh Baran, Kartk D Nishandar and Afeefa Nadiadwala.
(With inputs from PTI)