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Meet transwoman Gazal Dhaliwal, who wrote 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' starring Sonam and Anil Kapoor

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 January 2019, 14:01 IST
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Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is all set to release on Friday, 1st February. The film is being touted as the story of two lesbian woman who falls in love with each other. In this film, Sonam Kapoor is playing the role of a lesbian girl while her real father Anil Kapoor is playing her on-screen father as well.

But do you know that the writer of the film, Gazal Dhaliwal is herself a transwoman? Actually, it is Gazal who pen down her real-life experiences in the story of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. The writer told when she was just 5 years old she realized that she was not comfortable at all with her body.

 

One day when her mother was not at home, she went to her room and tried her clothes and posing them. However, later at the age of 30, she went through a sex reassignment surgery in 2007 and after that the rest is history.

Gazal shared the experience to Arre.com, “I’ve been working in Bollywood and writing scripts since 2009, but it took an inordinately long time for my work to start coming out, because neither did I know anyone in the industry nor am I good at networking or marketing myself. No one knew what I had done because none of the films I’d worked on had released, so Alankrita (Shrivastava, director of Lipstick Under My Burkha) sent me two sample scenes and suggested I write the dialogues for those scenes before they decided to hire me.”

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First published: 31 January 2019, 13:56 IST
 
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