Transgender community unhappy over their portrayal in Shankar's I
Filmmaker Shankar has earned the wrath of a group of transgenders in Chennai after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus I.regional movies Updated: Jan 18, 2015 14:46 IST
Vikram-starrer I has been making news for a variety of reasons since its inception. It continues to do so, even after its release.
Now, filmmaker Shankar has earned the wrath of a group of transgenders in Chennai after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus I, which is currently running in cinemas.
The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up artist, a transgender, Ojas M Rajani.
In the film, Rajani lusts over actor Vikram and this has not gone down well with many people.
"We want Shankar to remove those scenes from the film. It belittles our community and we plan to lodge an official complaint on Monday with the police. If required, we don't even mind taking the legal recourse," said popular transgender TV personality Rose Venkatesan.
Rose has sought the support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender community (LGBT).
"The way Shankar has portrayed Ojas's character makes us look like some sex-starved individuals. We are in talks with the members of LGBT community to decide the next course of action," Rose said.
On Saturday, a group of transgenders staged a protest in front of Shankar's house in Chennai.
I also features Amy Jackson and Upen Patel.
First Published: Jan 18, 2015 14:24 IST