Sushmita Sen will be seen in the role of Shreegauri Sawant in Ravi Jadhav`s web series, Taali. The biopic will be streaming for free on JioCinema from August 15, 2023. The trailer of the show was received with loads of taalis and praise. Packed with Sushmita`s awe-inspiring performance, it also featured a powerful rendition of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra.
Interestingly, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra has been recited by Sushmita`s elder daughter Renee Sen. Sharing the rendition on Instagram, the actress wrote, “Life comes a full circle!!! My baby girl @reneesen47 graces her voice to rendering this powerful Mantra #mahamrityunjaya. Her voice & my face…together in the trailer of Taali. I of course have goosebumps every time I listen to it!!!
She further wrote, “Thank you Shona, for choosing to be a part of this very special Tribute…and for doing it with so much love! you make me proud! Thank you all for the avalanche of love & inclusion with which you have received #Taali. I am truly overwhelmed to say the least!!! A big shout out to @shreegaurisawant & our Transgender community for keeping the faith with so much courage!”
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Renee made her acting debut in the short film titled Suttabaazi in 2021. She then acted in another short titled Dramayama in 2022. While being an aspiring actress, Renee is also a trained singer.
Taali is based on Shreegauri Sawant, a transgender activist from Mumbai, who works for transgender rights. She was also made the goodwill ambassador of the Election Commission in Maharashtra. The web series is produced by Arjun Singgh Baran and Kartik D Nishandar. It also stars Ankur Bhatia.
In a statement, the producers of Taali revealed Sushmita took 6 months to say yes to the show. “She took around six months to say okay the script and she knew it by heart. So in tune with the script she was by then that during the shoot, if we added or changed a line, she would tell us instantly that it wasn’t there originally. She does her homework very well,” they shared.
They further added, “Acting coach Atul Mongia helped her to finetune the transformation and director Ravi Jadav guided her to get the nuances of the Marathi diction right. She also worked very hard on her voice modulation. She put her heart and soul into `Taali` and today we cannot imagine anyone else playing Gauri other than her.”