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Sushmita Sen shares transgender activist Shree Gauri Sawant’s maiden stand-up comedy gig

The actress has portrayed the transgender activist’s character in JioCinema series Taali

Saikat Chakraborty Calcutta Published 22.08.23, 01:38 PM
(L-R) Sushmita Sen and Shree Gauri Sawant

(L-R) Sushmita Sen and Shree Gauri Sawant Instagram

Transgender activist Shree Gauri Sawant's first-ever stand-up comedy gig tickled the ribs of a packed house and helped create awareness about the third-gender community, shared Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen on Monday with a video clip of the performance.

Sushmita, who portrayed Gauri’s character in the JioCinema series Taali, shared the video on Instagram. “ Ladies, Gentlemen & my friends of The Third Gender, please give a warm welcome to the #originalrockstar SHREE GAURI SAWANT Presenting @shreegaurisawant for the first-time ever in a stand-up comedy act ft. @prashashtisingh #authentic #brave #honest #oneofakind More power to you Gauri!!! #happywatching I love you guys!!! #duggadugga ,” she wrote.


In the three-minute-48-second-long video, we see stand-up comedian Prashasti Singh introducing Gauri to the audience at a comedy club before she takes the mic. The transgender activist effortlessly won the hearts of the audience with witty one-liners and personal anecdotes. Her jokes were aimed at increasing awareness about the myriad challenges faced by the transgender community on a daily basis.

Before concluding the unique performance, Gauri urged everyone present at the venue to watch Taali, which is currently available on JioCinema.

Created by Arjun Singgh Baran and Kartk D Nishandar, Taali is produced by the creators under their GSEAMS Production in association with Afeefa Nadiadwala. National Award-winning director Ravi Jadhav helmed the series, which was written by Kshitij Patwardhan.

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