Bollywood Diva and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen is set to make her comeback in the digital world with her new web-series titled Taali, after winning hearts with her performance in critically acclaimed crime thriller series Aarya.
Taali is the going to be a unique biographical series which is based on the life of a transgender. Yes, you heard it right!! Well, it is based on social activist Gauri Sawant who has made a lot of contributions to make the society a better place for poor as well as transgenders.
Taali Cast & Crew
The series is directed by Marathi filmmaker Ravi Jadhav, known for directing three National Award winning films Balgandharva and it is written by Kshitij Patwardhan, Amol Udgirkar and Edwin Desouza. The diva- Sushmita Sen is playing the titular role in the series as Shreegauri Sawant.
It is created by Arjun Singgh Baren and Kartik D Nishandar. Both of them are also serving as the producers along with Afeefa Nadiadwala.
The series’s shoot has been started and it is reported that over 300 transgender will be featured in it, which is a new record itself. Its filming is expected to end by December.
The series is being made for OTT platform Voot and the makers are yet to announce its release date. Reportedly, we can expect it to premiere in early 2023 or by the end 2022.
It’s wrapped-up on 9 Nov 2022:
And it’s a wrap for Navin! Bajao #Taali 👏 #comingsoon What a fabulous joy ride reuniting with my @sushmitasen47 🤗 Thanks for an incredible experience #ravijadhav sir and the entire #taali Team ♥️#GauriSawant #sushmitasen #Webseries pic.twitter.com/MBvyRn4fy3
— Ankur Bhatia (@AnkBhatia) November 8, 2022
Taali First Look Out
The series had been in the news for weeks but it was officially announced with a poster. On October 6, 2022 Sushmita Sen dropped a poster of her look as the transgender activist Gauri Sawant. In the poster she is looking absolutely elegant and this poster is the true example of what perfection looks like.
Ever since, the lady star shared it on her Instagram, it is making rounds on social media as people are admiring the new look of the actress. She shared the poster and captioned it “Taali- Bajaungi Nahi, Bajwanungi”.
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About the Series
The series will cover the major events of the life and struggle of Mumbai based transgender activist Gauri Sawant, who is currently serving as the Director of Sakhi Char Chowghi that helps transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS. She was earlier the brand ambassador of Election Commission in Maharashtra.
Taali means “clap” and the reason behind choosing it as the series’ title is that in India, transgenders are often stereotyped as a community that claps near people while asking for people. Sreegauri Sawant has broken that stereotype and emerged as an inspiration for people. She is has adopted a girl who was left alone to be sold in the marsh of prostitution.