Vaani Kapoor’s newest movie is Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, by which she performs a trans lady. The Abhishek Kapoor directorial additionally stars Ayushmann Khurrana and is presently operating in theatres.
In a latest interview, Vaani stated that her casting and portrayal within the movie was a part of an try and steer clear of the standard, stereotypical picture of trans individuals.
Talking about how trans persons are broadly perceived by individuals who both are unaware or ignorant, Vaani stated within the interview with Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra, “There are so many regressive people who have always had a reference of a man donning a woman’s attire. Either you are becoming the butt of a joke or something very unusual. That stigma or phobia that is attached that there is something abnormal about them, that is something one was trying to stay away from, and create a sense of normalcy. So that people can accept them.”
Vaani added that the solid and crew of the movie have been hoping to start a dialogue about acceptance of trans individuals within the wider group. She stated, “At least there is a dialogue that can start and people can break that pre-conceived notion they are living with. So that people can see trans people with a different lens.”
However, the actor added that when she first signed on for the movie, she feared how her portrayal could be perceived by members of the trans group themselves. “I was afraid of the community not being able to connect or resonate with her. My fear was that it looks like an attempt gone wrong. Of course, it can go right or wrong but I did not want them to feel that it was another caricature-ish, gimmicky or half-baked, half-hearted attempt to perform a trans girl in Hindi cinema,” she stated.