Mumbai: The trailer of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ was released on Friday and the actor has undoubtedly nailed the character of a transgender in the movie.
However, ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ is not the first film in which a transgender’s role has been essayed so well.
Here’s a list of actors who grabbed eyeballs playing eunuch’s character on the silver screen:
- Ashutosh Rana in ‘Sangharsh’: He played the character of Lajja Shankar Pandey, a psychopath transgender who sacrificed children to attain immortality. Ashutosh’s role of a religious fanatic transgender won him several accolades.
- Paresh Rawal in ‘Tamanna’: The actor played the character of a eunuch who rescues a child from the garbage bin and raises her. The child was Pooja Bhatt, who played the role of Tamanna.
- Sadashiv Amrapurkar in ‘Sadak’: He portrayed the role of a troublesome eunuch in the Mahesh Bhatt film. He won the ‘best villain’ award for his role. The film featured Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt as the lead pair.
- Prashant Narayanan in ‘Murder 2’: The actor played the character of a psychopathic transgender in the thriller starring Emraan Hashmi. The transgender tortured and killed hookers in the movie.
- Mahesh Manjrekar in ‘Rajjo’: The actor-director played the role of a begum who runs a brothel, in the film starring Kangana Ranaut and Paras Arora. Manjrekar was greatly appreciated for his role.
- Akshay Kumar in ‘Laxmmi Bomb’: In the trailer, Akki is seen being possessed by a transgender. The sneak peek itself shows that Akshay has done a commendable job. The film is slated to release in November.