Abhishek Kapoor on casting Vaani Kapoor in Chandigarh to play a transgender man: ‘She had the correct quantity of expertise’


Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui Making plenty of noise for the suitable causes. The Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor starrer revolves across the love story of a transgender man and a heterosexual man, a theme that we do not typically get to see in our movies. Director Abhishek Kapoor mentioned the purpose was to normalize the dialog.

Speaking to Mid-Day, the director mentioned, “It is a delicate matter and anybody can damage the neighborhood. I took a mainstream strategy to normalize the dialog about him.

While a bit of the viewers wonders why a trans particular person was not forged as a substitute Vaani KapoorAbhishek defined, “The mission was not solely to make a movie, but in addition to provide a message that reached far and extensive; and convey about change. With the purest (intention), casting a trans lady would have been perfect, however we needed to play the function. An skilled forged was additionally wanted to play the half. Vaani had the correct quantity of expertise.”

Abhishek additional informed Mid-Day that solely the suitable expertise may ship the message in the suitable manner. “Once normalcy is back, you can make films with trans people. But, you have to start the conversation first,” he mentioned, including that acceptance is step one in the direction of normalization.

Ayushman Khurana Recently informed Bollywood Hungama that if the makers plan a sequel to Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, they wish to see a trans lady play the lead function. “If there is a sequel, we should go for representation, a trans girl should be in the lead. This is just a conversation starter and Vaani believes the same,” Ayushmann mentioned.

With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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