Taali: How Gauri Sawant reacted to Sushmita Sen playing her- 'Chunri Chunri kept coming to my mind'

Yesterday, Sushmita Sen announced her upcoming project Taali, in which she will portray the role of Gauri Sawant, a transgender rights activist.

Updated on Oct 07, 2022 05:39 PM IST  |  218.1K
Taali: How Gauri Sawant reacted to Sushmita Sen playing her- 'Chunri Chunri kept coming to my mind'
Taali: How Gauri Sawant reacted to Sushmita Sen playing her- 'Chunri Chunri kept coming to my mind'

Sushmita Sen, who made her mark in the world of OTT with the web series Aarya, is all set for another release named Taali. The actress took to her Instagram account yesterday to share the first-look poster of Taali, which gives a glimpse of her character in the biopic. The actress revealed that she will essay the role of Gauri Sawant, a transgender rights activist, in Taali. Now, Gauri Sawant has revealed how she reacted when she was told that Sushmita Sen would play her in Taali.

Gauri Sawant’s reaction to Sushmita Sen’s role in Taali

Taali is Gauri Sawant’s autobiography and while speaking about Sushmita Sen playing her role, Gauri said that initially, she didn’t have a clue as to who would play the titular role. While speaking to Lokmat, Gauri Sawant said, “I had no idea who would play my role. I thought some south actor or actress would play my role. When I was told Sushmita Sen’s name, I laughed. Her Chunri Chunri song kept coming to my mind. I really couldn’t believe that she would be playing my role at first. But after signing contracts, I was convinced.”

She further added, “It is a very big thing to make a biopic, especially on the life of a transgender and that too Sushmita Sen is playing my role.” After the announcement was made, Gauri Sawant shared a picture of herself with Sushmita Sen and the producer Afeefa Nadiadwala Sayed.

Sushmita Sen’s first look as Gauri Sawant

Yesterday, Sushmita Sen shared the first look poster of Taali and wrote, “Taali - बजाऊँगी नहीं, बजवाऊँगी ! #firstlook as #ShreegauriSawant. Nothing makes me prouder and 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."The first look poster shows Sushmita dressed in a maroon and green saree with a large maroon bindi on her forehead.  

ALSO READ: Who is Gauri Sawant on whom Sushmita Sen’s Taali is based? Here’s a look at her inspirational story

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