Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’s Vaani Kapoor shares her fear of playing a transwoman: Hope a Transwoman Can Play Cis-Woman in Future

Vaani Kapoor took a daring step of portraying the role of a transwoman in the film Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. To this, Vaani stated about her greatest fear, “My fear was what if the trans community doesn’t accept her. . . .”

Vaani Kapoor took a daring step of portraying the role of a transwoman in the film Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. To this, Vaani told News18.com that she had no apprehensions whatsoever when the part came her way, how she got into the mindset of a transwoman and wants to start a conversation about the community.

The star also said, I was aware that it has gone to other actresses and I can’t even honestly even speak about them. But when it came to me, I felt convinced that this needs to be addressed in the correct light. It is a topic which is so tricky and not done before, so it could have gone incredibly right or terribly wrong. But I had my faith in Gattu (director Abhishek Kapoor) as I have seen his previous work and all of them have been aesthetically treated. So I knew that the presentation of this film would be correct. I also had Ayushmann (Khurrana) who I know is a responsible actor and has done films in the past where he has addressed subjects that need to be talked about. So there was a whole lot of confidence that came from the team. I am happy and pleasantly surprised that people are liking the film and are appreciating our efforts.

Moreover, Vaani stated about her greatest fear, “My fear was what if the trans community doesn’t accept her. But thankfully the feedback that I am getting from the community is really heartwarming and so positive. I met with Simran Sahni who came up with the idea of the film. She had come for the cast and crew screening with her two beautiful daughters who are trans girls and they loved the film. In fact, my biggest compliment came from their father who felt that a cis (gender) girl would not be able to play a trans girl but he got teary-eyed while watching the film. Even designer Saisha Shinde wrote a post and complimented me as she has had a similar journey like what my character Maanvi in the film goes through.”