Thursday, December 1, 2022

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img


Adah Sharma: I want to focus on stories that resonate beyond gender

Mumbai, Dec 23, 2020-
Actress Adah Sharma portrays a trans-woman in the recently-released web series Pati Patni Aur Panga, and she says that she wants to be part of stories that resonate with people beyond gender specifics and depict an inclusive society.

“When I decided to play Shivani Bhatnagar in ‘Pati Patni Aur Panga’, the triggering point of the story was not that I will get a chance to play a ‘trans-woman’. My point was to represent one who is unique in thought and finds it hard to fit in. I think that anyone who is different in choice, appearance or in any other way, faces criticism and a hard time when it comes to acceptance and validation. At times, we do not understand the other person’s perspective and I think that is alright as long as we are not judgemental,” Adah told.

The actress has been working in Bollywood as well as in the South, and she says her choices of roles have also been judged by people.

She made her debut in 2008, with the Bollywood horror film 1920. “I was told that making my first screen appearance with a character of a possessed woman with black teeth would stereotype me. When in ‘Commando 2’ I played a girl who speaks English with a Hyderabadi accent, again I was told that unless I get my ‘diva act’ right and build my on-screen image, I would not get enough work in Bollywood. Isn’t it a little weird? We all want to be unique and want to stand out in the crowd with our signature. But when we work towards that, we are told, we do not ‘fit in’. So I think I would rather focus on stories that resonate beyond gender and that include every community of our society,” she claimed.

In the web series Pati Patni Aur Panga, she plays a trans-woman who was biologically born a man but opted for a sex change operation. She becomes Shivani from Shiva, and the story follows what happens next.

About the extra care she took while playing a character that represents the LGBTQ+ community, she claimed: “I did not treat the character as ‘different’, and that is the whole idea — of treating them as equal. I received messages from a viewer who, at the end of the message mentioned she is a ‘trans-woman’. I guess I have done justice to the opportunity.”

Pati Patni Aur Panga is directed by Abir Sengupta, and the show also features Naveen Kasturia, Gurpreet Saini, Hiten Tejwani, and Alka Amin in pivotal roles. It streams on MX Player. (Agency)Adah Sharma Photoshoot

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

spot_img
spot_img

Stay Connected

45,610FansLike
114,072FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Langah case: Giani Harpreet Singh committed ‘contemptuous irreverence and aberration’ towards Sikh doctrine – by Bir Devinder Singh

Chandigarh, November 30, 2022 (Yes Punjab News) Giani Harpreet Singh Head priest of Sri Akal Takht, while pronouncing the religious punishment to Mr. Sucha Singh...

Why India must step up its global campaign to nail Pak-sponsored terror – by Kanwal Sibal

New Delhi, Nov 30, 2022- The 14th anniversary of the gruesome Mumbai terror attacks has gone by without its perpetrators being brought to justice....

Nadav Lapid must meet Kashmiri Pandits, visit Wandhama, Nadimarg – by Deepika Bhan

The first reaction to Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid's statement on 'The Kashmir Files' was that of shock and disdain. How could a tragedy be...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Simple urine test can reveal early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

New Delhi, Nov 30, 2022- A simple urine test can reveal if someone has early-stage Alzheimer's disease, potentially paving the way for an inexpensive and convenient disease screening. Researchers found that urinary formic acid is a sensitive marker of subjective cognitive decline that may indicate the very early stages of Alzheimer's disease. To reach this conclusion, the researchers tested a large...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!