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 On Monday, Sushmita Sen and the makers released the captivating trailer of the web series “Taali.” The trailer sheds light on the courageous transformation of transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant, her journey toward motherhood, and the relentless battle that led to the recognition of the third gender in all official documents in India.

In response to the trailer, Sushmita Sen shared her excitement, stating, “Gauri aa gayi hai. Apne swabhimaan, sammaan aur swatantrata ki kahaani lekar. Taali – Bajayenge nahi, bajwayenge (Gauri is here to fight for her respect and independence. She will not clap but make others clap for her)! Taali on JioCinema, streaming free from 15 August onwards.”

A fan commented on her post, “You are fire and hats off to your guts for choosing a character out of the monotonous characters chosen by actresses.” Another said, “This is absolutely gorgeous!!!” One more said, “Cannot wait for this one!” 

Sushmita Sen On Portraying Shreegauri Sawant

On portraying Shreegauri Sawant, Sushmita Sen said, “When I was first approached for Taali, in my mind it was an instant yes, however, I took six and a half months to come on-board officially. I knew I wanted to be absolutely prepared, well-read and researched to take up a critical and significant responsibility like this one. Shreegauri Sawant is an admirable human being, I connect with her on so many aspects, and I’m fortunate to have got the opportunity live through her incredible life, through this series. The road ahead to inclusivity is a long one, and I’m certain Taali is a force that will help spearhead this shift in the consciousness.”

Sushmita Sen on being trolled for Taali poster

While talking about being trolled for Taali poster, Sushmita Sen told News18, “The first poster of Taali that I had released had half my face and the clap. I remember that in the comment section, there were lots of nameless people as social media is full of, writing ‘chhakka (eunuch)’ repeatedly. I thought, how can they do that to me? I took it very personally because it was happening on my timeline. I, of course, blocked all of them. But it hit me that if that’s how it’s making me feel when I’m only portraying Gauri Sawant’s life, they’re living with it every breathing moment of their life.”

About Taali: Plot 

For the unversed, Sushmita Sen will portray the role of transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant in the upcoming web-series – Taali. The web series is directed by National Film Awards-winning director Ravi Jadhav and will be streaming on JioCinema from August 15. The web series captures Shreegauri Sawant’s struggle against society to include the third gender in every document in India.

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