Ayushmann Khurrana has created a niche for himself in Bollywood by taking up films on taboo subjects. From sperm donation to erectile dysfunction, his films have tackled a wide variety of subjects not generally talked about in the mainstream. His latest release Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui deals with the discrimination and ostracisation faced by the trans community in the society.

In the Abhishek Kapoor-directorial, Ayushmann plays a bodybuilder who discovers that his girlfriend (played by Vani Kapoor) is a trans woman. In an interview with Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra, the actor discussed the lack of awareness about the trans community in the country and revealed how he first came to know and understand them when he was just 13 years old.

“Though I belong to a conservative family, my parents were progressive. In the mid-90s, there were two girls in a hostel, who came to my…

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