Abhishek Kapoor’s latest offer Chandigarh car Aashiqui is making noise for all the right reasons. While viewers and critics alike are appalled by the filmmaker’s sensitive take on a hard-hitting topic, he is also gaining praise from leading voices in the trans community.
Ghazal Dhaliwal, a well-known screenwriter and LGBTQ + activist, took to his social media handle and called Chandigarh Kare Ashiki an “honest effort”.
While praising the film, Ghazal Dhaliwal wrote, “I was inspired by #ChandigarhKareAashiqui. In this endeavor to tell a difficult story, I saw real heart and sincere effort – especially within the framework of mainstream Hindi cinema. After watching the trailer, Surprising. There are so many subtleties in a trans person’s life that it just goes away. Self-doubt, self-confidence, insecurity, hope, loneliness, indescribable anxiety of falling in love, and absolute determination. I have seen and felt. “
Talking about the power behind the drama, Abhishek Kapoor, Ghazal Dhaliwal further said, “@Gattukapur, all of the above is your victory! I’m glad you made this film. I envy you for beating me up in it. Hopefully this is a big success … because we need more trans stories. More. “
Ghazal Dhaliwal also praised Bani Kapoor’s “authentic” performance as Manvi and called Ayushman Khurana “innocent” as a transphobic man.
Abhishek Kapoor thanked Ghazal Dhaliwal and wrote, “What I needed to hear. @Gazaldhaliwal Thank you for embracing our film.”
Similarly, Saisha Shinde, a celebrity fashion designer and proud transwoman, says, “If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing something that is revolutionary for mainstream Hindi cinema. @Gattukapoor, thank you for tackling this issue and Don’t make it another weeping story! “