After the super-succesful webseries Aarya, Sushmita Sen is all set to star in another powerful OTT drama which is all set to go on floor by the end of November 2022.
In the series, Sushmita will be portraying transgender activist Gauri Sawant and depict her journey and life struggles.
According to a report by PeepingMoon, the six-episode drama series will showcase the inspiring tale of Gauri and her rise. It will also throw light on Gauri’s relationship with her adopted child Gayatri.
“Sushmita loved this character of Gauri, who is a courageous, warm-hearted, strong-willed woman fighting against all odds for the transgender community of India,” a source close to the development revealed.
For the uninitiated, Gauri Sawant is a Mumbai-based transgender activist and the director of Sakhi Char Chowghi that helps transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS. She was made the goodwill ambassador of Election Commission in Maharashtra.
Gauri founded the Sakhi Char Chowghi Trust in 2000. The NGO promotes safe sex and provides counselling to transgender people. In 2014, she became the first transgender person to file a petition in the Supreme Court of India for adoption rights of transgender people. She was a petitioner in the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) case in which the Supreme Court recognised transgender as the third gender. Gauri adopted a girl named Gayatri in 2008 after Gayatri's mother died of AIDS.