Questions were being raised on the character of Vijay Raj in Gangubai Kathiawadi, Alia Bhatt gave a blunt answer

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Ever since the trailer of Alia Bhatt’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ has come out, some controversies have been coming out about it. Earlier, the family members of ‘Gangubai’ were objecting to the story of this film. Then Vijay was also talking about Raj () playing the role of a trans woman. Criticizing his character. On which Alia has now spoken openly and has given the reason behind the role. Along with this, he has also said some things about his character. Actually, Vijay Raj is playing the role of Razia Bai in the film. After the trailer surfaced, people started raising questions on social media as to why a trans woman was not roped in for the role. He said that there is already a lack of opportunities for transpersons and homosexual actors in the industry. Now Alia was questioned about this in an interview. So the actress said that who has to be cast in which role, it is the director’s point of view. Alia says, ‘I have heard these things many times for different films. While I understand where those roles are coming from, it is all up to the director. He has a point of view. This is not to hurt anyone. The director may have found Vijay Raj more suitable for this role. Who is male and plays a trans character. Actually the audience has never seen him like this. He sees an actor, sees the change in him. I think this is a better approach but I understand where these people are coming from. Talking about her character in the film, Alia said, “It is not that we have never had sex workers in our cinema before. This is not a very commercial subject but films have been made on this subject. I believe if you give a good character to the audience, where he comes from or who he is, it becomes a bit strange. I was not at all dissatisfied with it. The center of this film was very strong socially. It’s an underdog story, it’s a struggle story. Where do you come from, I think everyone can connect with this story.

[Attribution to NBT]

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