Konkona Sensharma plays a transsexual in a short film ‘Monsoon Date’ written by Gazal

Konkona Sensharma who was last seen in ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ and have played a varied range of roles in her career, this is the first time when she will be playing the role of a transsexual in ‘Monsoon Date’ which is directed by Tanuja Chandra.

The actress is excited to see the audience’s reaction to her recently released short film ‘Monsoon Date’.

Sharing about what attracted her towards this short film, Konkona told PTI, “I had never done anything like this before. That was a huge draw for me. The subject was dealt so beautifully, it was so nuanced, and was written with a lot of compassion. I was very lucky to be offered something like this because there aren’t so many good offers that come my way.”

The short film is written by Gazal Dhaliwal who also has also written ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ . Revealing about how she prepared for her role, Konkona shared, “The story opens at a time where a lot has already happened in her life. I wanted to bring myself up to speed about that. So I sat with Tanuja and Gazal to understand what is the backstory, what all has happened to her, so at some level I can try to process that. Gazal has lived that life. Because she has written it herself, she was able to communicate her experiences. That was very helpful for me.

Here’s a post shared by writer Gazal about her film ‘Monsoon Date’

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