In a recent media interview, actor Ankur Bhatia who is best known for his role in streaming series Aarya alongside Sushmita Sen will once again share the screen with Sen in their upcoming series Taali directed by Ravi Jadhav.
In Taali, Bhatia will be seen in a bold choice of role as a gay activist. The role celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Talking about his role in the series, Bhatia told IANS, "In the show, I play the character of Navin, who is a gay activist, and the biggest supporter of Gauri Sawant, played by Sushmita Sen."
In the crime thriller Aarya, Bhatia played the character of Sangram Singh Rathore, who was Aarya Sareen's (played by Sushmita) half brother.
On his reunion with Sen, the actor shared, "It brought me immense happiness and excitement to reunite with Sushmita after 'Aarya', and especially on this kind of a subject that carries such an important message."
"And it was about time that something like this should come out, so people are aware of this. So, I am really thrilled and honoured to be a part of this show," added Ankur.
Sen will be portraying one of the boldest avatar as the transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant in Taali. The 47 seconds teaser of the series gives a sneak peek of the courageous quest of struggles, resilience and triumph.
Produced by Arjun Singgh Baran and Kartk D Nishandar, directed by Jadhav, written by Kshitij Patwardhan, Taali will shed light on transgender activist Sawant's relentless pursuit for the recognition of the third gender in India.
Apart from Sen and Bhatia, the series also stars Aishwarya Narkar, Hemangi Kavi, Suvrat Joshi, Krutika Deo, Nitish Rathore, Meenakshi Chugh, and Shaan Kakkar in pivotal roles. The series will premiere on August 15, on JioCinema.