Veteran actress Hema Malini supports film on transgenders

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2011, 08:37 AM IST

Mumbai: Although certain topics are considered a taboo in the industry even now, director David Atkins has shown courage and has helmed a film on transgenders called "Queens! Destiny Of Dance", which got full support of actress Hema Malini, who came to launch the music of the film.

‘Queens!...’ that is slated to hit screens April 29, narrates the issues of transgenders in the country and the stigma attached to their lives.

The film has real life eunuchs in the film, along with actors like Seema Biswas and Vineeth.

"It is important to make films on transgenders also, to know about their problems and to know how to solve those. Everyone should come together and make this film a success because I have heard the story and I`m sure it has turned out to be great," Hema told reporters here.

Also present at the music launch was Seema, who is playing a pivotal role in the film.

"When I was narrated this story, I loved it. I always felt that whenever in our films someone has to play a eunuch, a man plays it. I feel its more challenging if a woman plays it. So I was glad that I got an opportunity to do this film," said the National award winning actress.

"It was a wonderful experience working on this film. Making this film is such a big risk, so I`m very thankful to the entire team of this film, for making something like this and encouraging transgenders," she added.

Although the director finally finished the film, it was not easy to make it, she revealed.

"There were a lot of apprehensions when I wanted to make a film on this subject. I had to convince everyone, even my producers. But finally, it all fell into place and I`m glad it did," Atkins said.

IANS