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Vijay Raaz’s Casting As Trans Woman In Gangubai Kathiawadi Stirs A Controversy

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oi-Swikriti Srivastava

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Yesterday,
when
the
makers
of

Gangubai
Kathiawadi

dropped
the
film’s
trailer,
netizens
went
berserk
over
Alia
Bhatt’s
powerful
performance.
The
trailer
was
praised
not
only
by
netizens,
but
film
critics
as
well.
Among
all
the
appreciation,
actor
Vijay
Raaz’s
casting
as
trans
woman
has
also
grabbed
netizens’ attention.
However,
his
casting
has
started
a
debate
on
the
internet.

While
some
felt
that
Raaz
nailed
the
role
of
trans
woman,
others
felt
that
the
makers
should
have
approached
a
real
trans
woman
to
play
the
character
rather
than
casting
him.

vijay-raaz-s-casting-as-trans-woman-in-gangubai-kathiawadi-stirs-a-controversy

A
user
wrote,
“While
everyone
has
praised
@aliaabhatt
for
#GangubaiKathiawadi,
another
actor
that
needs
appreciation
is
#VijayRaaz.
His
appearance
was
so
chilling,
it
gave
me
goosebumps.”

While
praising
the
talented
actor,
another
user
wrote,
“#VijayRaaz
in
#GangubaiKathiawadi
will
be
a
treat
to
watch.
#SanjayLeelaBhansali
has
chosen
the
RIGHT
PERSON
for
the
role….
@aliaa08
looks
great
but
Vijay
Raaz
will
definitely
steal
the
show.”

Gangubai Kathiawadi: Alia Bhatt Shares New Still From The Film, Thanks Fans For Loving The TrailerGangubai
Kathiawadi:
Alia
Bhatt
Shares
New
Still
From
The
Film,
Thanks
Fans
For
Loving
The
Trailer

“Let’s
take
a
moment
to
appreciate
Vijay
Raj.
What
an
actor,
every
role
he
do,
he
just
nailed
it.
One
of
the
finest
actors
but
yet
to
get
the
name
that
he
deserves.
And
every
single
actor
in
this
movie
has
done
a
tremendous
job.
Sure
sure
must
watch
movie,” wrote
one
more
user.

As
mentioned
above,
everyone
is
not
happy
to
see
Raaz
as
trans
woman.
They
took
to
social
media
to
express
their
displeasure
over
his
casting
in

Gangubai
Kathiawadi.

A
user
wrote,
“Can
Bollywood
stop
casting
cis/straight
people
as
transsexual
characters,
please?
It’s
2022
already
and
I
am
pretty
sure
that
there
is
enough
talent
in
this
country
where
an
actual
transsexual
can
portray
a
transsexual
character.”

Gangubai Kathiawadi Trailer: Alia Bhatt Is A Visual Treat As Gangubai In Her Fiery ActGangubai
Kathiawadi
Trailer:
Alia
Bhatt
Is
A
Visual
Treat
As
Gangubai
In
Her
Fiery
Act

“It’s
about
representation
and
opportunities,
trans
people
are
a
minority
and
are
hardly
shown
in
media,
they
don’t
get
a
chance
to
play
even
the
roles
written
about
them,”
wrote
another
user
while
debating
over
the

Delhi
Belly

actor’s
casting
in
Sanjay
Leela
Bhansali’s
upcoming
directorial.

Recently,
netizens
had
also
criticised
Abhishek
Kapoor
for
casting
Vaani
Kapoor
as
trans
woman
and
slammed
the
filmmaker
for
not
casting
a
real
trans
woman
to
make
the
film
more
authentic.

(Social
media
posts
are
unedited.)

Story first published: Saturday, February 5, 2022, 16:59 [IST]


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