Ila Arun's revelation: Why she took on the role of a transgender in 'Haddi'

Ila Arun recently opened up on the reason of doing the role of a transgender for Haddi.

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Multi-talented artist Ila Arun is set to make a compelling return to the screen, this time in the role of a transgender character named Amma in the upcoming Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer, 'Haddi.'  The film's trailer provided a glimpse into the gripping narrative, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui's character undergoing a transformation into a woman. 

Well, now, in a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Ila Arun candidly shared her experience of collaborating with transgenders on the set of 'Haddi.' She revealed that she was the sole cis-woman working alongside men and transgender individuals. 

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She said, "I played a transgender because actors are always looking for a challenging role. Otherwise the face remains the same. What makes it different is the character that they play. I have done a children’s film where I played an 86- year-old. I changed the voice and all those things. I was a bit conscious but when I got into my character, I realized Oh my God. I followed some of the transgenders. Lakshmi is a good friend of mine who looks beautiful. Gracefully, she wears her saree. You need to get the body language right otherwise it is normal. It's a challenging thing to do with them on actual location but was a good opportunity."

She also cited her previous experience of playing an 86-year-old character in a children's film, where she meticulously altered her voice and mannerisms.

"Haddi" is scheduled for release on ZEE5 on September 7th, promising audiences a unique and thought-provoking cinematic experience. Ila Arun's portrayal of Amma in this intriguing revenge drama is poised to be a highlight of the film, adding depth and authenticity to the narrative.

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