TV actress Annie Gill who was seen in Zee Tv’s show ‘Vishkanya’ and ‘Tashan-e-Ishq’ will play a transgender in the second season of television series “Big F”, known for tackling issues considered taboo in the country.
It will explore the story of Madhu, a transgender woman disowned by her father, read a statement from the channel.
Commenting on playing a transgender on MTV Big F Season 2, actress Annie Gill said, “It was a strong and challenging phase of my life where I got to portray the role of a transgender person. I chose to play the character of Madhu and Madhav to test my capabilities as an experienced actor. Everything associated with transgender identity is a very sensitive issue in India and through ‘MTV Big F’ we have tried to highlight the issue in an aesthetic manner. We are trying to create an awareness through this brave story.”
On playing Madhu’s love interest in the show ‘Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani’ actor Siddhant Karnick said, “Transgenders and their sexuality is a hushed topic in India. It is great to see MTV Big F take the forbidden step and explore this topic. Just like us, transgenders too have needs and it’s about time someone spoke about it, this episode shows not only how transgenders feel but also the conflict and dilemma that those who love them go through. MTV has been bold to show a story like this, hopefully our country would give transgenders and their lovers another perspective and feel for them more.”
While the transgender community is India still has a long way to go from a life of invisibility to equality, it’s high time we must start sensitizing young people to the issue. It’s time we tell such stories of people who dare to live their life on their own terms even when being faced with opposition from everywhere.
Will society let Madhav live as Madhu?
— MTV India (@MTVIndia) March 31, 2017
Catch the episode on MTV Big F Season 2 this Sunday, 2nd April at 8 pm only on MTV.