Vaani Kapoor’s latest film is Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, in which she plays a trans woman. The Abhishek Kapoor directorial also stars Ayushmann Khurrana and is currently running in theatres.

In a recent interview, Vaani said that her casting and portrayal in the film was part of an attempt to stay away from the usual, stereotypical image of trans people.

Talking about how trans people are widely perceived by people who either are unaware or ignorant, Vaani said in the interview with Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra, “There are so many regressive people who have always had a reference of a man donning a woman’s attire. Either you are becoming the butt of a joke or something very unusual. That stigma or phobia that is attached that there is something abnormal about them, that is something one was trying to stay away from, and create a sense of normalcy. So that people can accept…

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