Taali, based on the inspiring life of transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant. The trailer of the web series ‘Taali’ has been released. The series, which is based on true events, revolves around transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant who fought for gender equality. In this trailer, Sushmita is performing the role of a transgender, Gauri. A person’s journey from Ganesh to becoming Gauri will be seen in the web series Taali, one can guess after watching this trailer. The trailer of Taali was full of emotions and Sen looked powerful and convincing as Shreegauri Sawant.
The trailer gives us the protagonist’s backstory, offering a glimpse of their childhood. It is seen that Sushmita Sen’s Gauri, a transgender activist, was born as Ganesh, a young boy who dreams to become a mother. Then the many challenges Shreegauri Sawant goes through during the gender transition has been demonstrated.
Sushmita Sen drops truth bombs as transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant. Her performance as Shreegauri will make you emotional. ‘Main Gauri, yeh kahani mere jaise kai logo ki hai. Because Ye Gauri was once Ganesha.’ This dialogue is heard at the beginning of the web series Tali. In the trailer, a schoolboy is asked the question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up? The son answers this question, ‘I want to be a mother’. Then the other kids in the class laugh at his words. The class teacher tells the boy that ‘a man can never be a mother’.
Taali will shed light on the trials and ordeal of Shreegauri Sawant’s life – her transformation from Ganesh to Gauri and the discrimination she was subjected to because of that; her fearless journey towards motherhood, and the audacious battle that led to the inclusion and identification of the third gender on every official document in India.
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Talking about the upcoming series, Shreegauri Sawant shared, “I am overwhelmed and grateful to the entire team of Taali for treating my story with sensitivity. After interacting and looking at the efforts of Sushmita Sen to get my nuances right, I cannot think of anyone else doing justice to my character. She has portrayed my journey with so much authenticity. I am grateful to the makers and the entire team of the show for showcasing an important story. This is not just my journey; this is the journey and the ordeal of my people, and many people around me, who are fighting for basic rights in the society. The show raises some hard-hitting questions which hopefully can change the attitude of the society towards transgenders. Gaali Se Taali tak ka safar mere liye bohot hi emotional journey raha’. I will feel fulfilled if my story becomes a trigger for positive change in society’s perspective towards my community”.
Sushmita Sen also spoke about playing the role of Shreegauri and 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.”