Popular Bollywood designer Swapnil Shinde, who has styled a streak of Bollywood beauties like Deepika Padukone, Sunny Leone, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani, Shraddha Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma among others, has come out as a transwoman.
On his social media, Swapnil revealed changing his name to Saisha. She also shared a couple of her pictures post her transformation and also opened up on facing a lot of harassment due to her sexuality and it was only in her 20s that she found the courage to accept her truth.
Swapnil, who has also dressed Hina Khan, also came out in her support. She posted how identity can originate on the basis of gender but to identify with it, one has to be soulfully connected to it.
She wrote, ''The warmth and inclusiveness, the creativity and liberalism, the caliber and candour that you possess dear Saisha .. is based on the power of your soul. You choose to do what others forgo because of societal norms and I have witnessed it the way you have warmly included me on basis of my ability not the means to show it. I may not know you personally but I know you enough to say one thing.. what you did takes more than grit, it takes more than courage and it takes more than self-awareness.. it is the byproduct of the power of your soul. Your beautiful soul ... and that’s what I see whenever I look at you .. Before .. and Now ! A Beautiful Soul !! #IdentifyWithYourSoul #SaishaShinde I LOVE YOU SAISHA, THE WORLD LOVES YOU.''
Ever since Saisha came out as a transwoman, she is being flooded with love and support from her colleagues and a lot of Bollywood celebs under her Instagram post.
More power to Saisha and everyone supporting her!