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Vaani Kapoor shares her greatest fear of playing a transwoman in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

Vaani Kapoor is now enjoying the success of Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, her most recent film. In the film, the actress played the character of a transwoman. Ayushmann Khurrana and the actress co-starred in the film. Vaani opened out about her role in a recent interview with a top newspaper, saying she had no reservations when the position was offered to her. The actor also revealed her greatest apprehension about portraying a transwoman.

In an interview with News 18, Vaani stated that the job required greater emotional preparation. The actress claimed she spoke to a number of people, trans girls, and even face-timed people who had faced with similar situations as part of her preparation for the role. She also tried to watch a lot of documentaries, shows, movies, and visited stuff from the 1990s and 2000s as part of her preparations.

Vaani opened up about her greatest fear and said, “My fear was what if the trans community doesn’t accept her. But thankfully the feedback that I am getting from the community is really heartwarming and so positive. I met with Simran Sahni who came up with the idea of the film. She had come for the cast and crew screening with her two beautiful daughters who are trans girls and they loved the film. In fact, my biggest compliment came from their father who felt that a cis (gender) girl would not be able to play a trans girl but he got teary-eyed while watching the film. Even designer Saisha Shinde wrote a post and complimented me as she has had a similar journey like what my character Maanvi in the film goes through.”

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