In recent years, with increasing queer acceptance, we have seen more sensitive portrayals of transgender people in films and TV shows. But in Sacred Games, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Gangubai Kathiawadi and the upcoming web series Taali, it is cis people playing these trans roles.
In this episode of Pride and Prejudice, reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to actors Nandini Sabban and Rudrani Chhetri. Nandini plays one of the characters on Taali where Sushmita Sen stars as Gauri Sawant. Rudrani Chhetri played a trans character in Vikas Khanna’s film The Last Colour.