Mumbai: Singer Aanchal Shrivastava has joined hands with transgender Gauri Sawant for a single titled "Meri maa" for Mother's Day. She says she intends to pay tribute to all the mothers and highlight the plight of the transgender community as well with the single.
The song, which was released on Friday, has been composed by Anudutt.
"I was planning to do a single for Mother's day. I had multiple ideas for the song with the lyricist Bilal when the Vicks ad (with transgender angle) came in. I read about Gauri and got curious with one thing that how is she managing being a mother," Shrivastava said in a statement.
She added: "I connected with Gauri and heard her story. (Got to know) the pain and how they are never accepted by their own parents and when they have no option they live with their kind of people...I knew my song was for a mother who was rejected by her own family, and transgenders are also rejected."
Shrivastava has sung for films like "Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2" and "Love Games".
WATCH song here: