Introducing ‘Taali’ – Sushmita Sen’s New Series on the Life of Transgender Activist Shree Gauri Sawant
Get ready to witness the inspiring journey of Shree Gauri Sawant, a transgender activist, as Sushmita Sen dons a never-seen-before avatar in the upcoming series ‘Taali.’ Directed by Ravi Jadhav, the series is set to be released on August 15, Independence Day, exclusively on JioCinema.
In the teaser unveiled on Instagram, Sushmita Sen captivates us with her portrayal of Shree Gauri Sawant. The teaser opens with the actress wearing a sari and carefully adjusting her big, reddish-maroon Bindi while gazing at herself in the mirror. As the camera pans across the room, we spot a picture of the iconic singer Usha Uthup on her cupboard. The scene sets the tone for the courageous and empowering narrative that is about to unfold.
The teaser then delves into the heart of the story, showing members of the transgender community paying their respects by touching Shree Gauri Sawant’s feet. This touching gesture highlights the respect and admiration that Shree Gauri has earned through her relentless efforts in advocating for the recognition of the third gender in India.
Shree Gauri Sawant’s life was one of resilience and determination. Born in Pune, she tragically lost her mother at the tender age of 7 and was raised by her grandmother. At 14 or 15, she made the brave decision to leave home to avoid disappointing her father, a police officer.
In the year 2000, Gauri founded the Sakhi Char Chowghi Trust, a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting safe sex and providing counselling to transgender individuals. Her selfless work aimed at uplifting the transgender community garnered admiration and respect from all quarters.
Shree Gauri Sawant made history when she was the first transgender person to petition India’s Supreme Court for the right to adopt transgender people. Her trailblazing efforts paved the way for greater recognition and acceptance of the third gender in the country.
A testament to her compassionate nature, Shree Gauri adopted a girl named Gayatri in 2008 after the child’s mother passed away due to AIDS. Through this act of love and kindness, she showcased the true essence of motherhood, transcending societal norms.
Sushmita Sen’s portrayal of Shree Gauri Sawant promises to be a compelling and transformative performance. The talented actress has always been known for her versatility, and this new role is no exception. Having impressed audiences with her portrayal of a homemaker-turned-gangster in ‘Aarya,’ the thrilling series on Disney+ Hotstar, Sushmita Sen’s fans are eagerly anticipating her upcoming performance in ‘Taali.’
The series, created by Arjun Singh Baran and Kartik D Nishandar, and produced by GSEAMS Production and Afeefa Nadiadwala, is set to shine a spotlight on the challenges faced by the transgender community in India. Directed by the National Award-winning director Ravi Jadhav and written by Kshitij Patwardhan, ‘Taali’ promises to be a compelling and emotional journey that celebrates the indomitable spirit of Shree Gauri Sawant.
As we eagerly await the release of ‘Taali’ on August 15, on JioCinema, Sushmita Sen’s dedicated fans are thrilled to witness her exceptional performance as she brings Shreegauri Sawant’s powerful story to life on screen. This groundbreaking series is sure to leave a lasting impact, encouraging conversations and fostering greater understanding and empathy towards the struggles faced by the transgender community in India. So, mark your calendars and get ready to applaud the extraordinary tale of Shreegauri Sawant’s fight for the rightful recognition of India’s third gender.