Mumbai (Maharashtra) India: The audiences’ content palette has been changing constantly and so does narrating of stories and their prominent characters. Imagine showcasing contents with real transgender people on board playing the main protagonists and that too for the first time in the history of Indian entertainment which sounds surprising.
Mansie Bhatt is creating a buzz with her debutant venture. It is an exceptional web show titled as “Project Angels” and boasts of cast featuring real transgender people.
Sharing her vision on her upcoming project, Mansie Bhatt, the conceptualiser, writer and director of “Project Angels” says, “This show has been closer to my heart since long. I have also been observing their plights. I come from a filmy background and our family has made popular shows which were aired on Doordarshan. I was toying with the idea of making something with real transgender people. They are Navya Singh (anchor), Alfiya Ansari, Zoya Khan, Garima Grewal, Sonam Khan, Aafiya Mukri, Saiba Ansari, Simran Khan, Khushie Parghi and Afreen Shaikh. There are 10 of them who are facing the movie camera for the first time and with utmost ease. Apart from the natural activities like us they also participate in a seasoned fashion show. They are beautiful and passionate in their new avatars and we got along well. Even after the recognition accorded by the government for these ‘third gender’ these are few of those community who still remains neglected.”
As the buzz gathers momentum, the young maker excitedly adds, “Being the first of its kind the stories have been doing rounds. It will be a 6-episode original series of 25-minutes duration each and will be exclusively streamed on the new OTT platform – ‘Mask TV’ from 20th December onwards. I’m glad and overwhelmed that my brother, Chiranjeevi and my parents – Sanjay and Anju who trusted me and supported my endeavor. “
The platform comes with a user-friendly app that can be downloaded easily from Google Play, Apple and Jio.
(Promo of Project Angels)