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Trans To Star in First Film

  • Written by  Prathibha Parameswaran
Trans To Star in First Film

AiswaryaAiswarya was born a male, but is now a woman and set to star in PAAL

 

 

Aiswarya was born a male but longed to live like a woman. So at the age of 17, she left her home in Tamil Nadu's Erode district to go to Mumbai. Ten years on, Aiswarya is known as Karpaga and is all set to make her acting debut as the heroine of debutante director D Siva Kumar's film 'Paal,' which literally means gender in Tamil.

The story is about how a family treats a transgender, her love towards a man and how the society treats them. It is the story of the film and the fact that it deals with the unusual story of a transgender had created some hurdles for its director.

Says Siva Kumar, "Getting a producer was difficult, as most people didn't want toinvest money in such a project. Some of them dropped the film midway. It was difficult to get a hero who would be willing to act with a transgender. And even finding a transgender who looked so much like a woman was tough."

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Last modified onWednesday, 23 October 2013 10:10
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