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Lesbian role in ‘Varta re Varta’ speaks to honest self-acceptance

Being a lesbian in India is something that is kept under a rug, but being a lesbian in Gujarat is something that is swept under a rug that doesn’t even exist, meaning it is an absolute taboo: It doesn’t exist and shouldn’t exist – except it does in “Varta re Varta.”

I recently just finished filming season two of this series, the first Gujarati web series. I had never worked on anything that represented my own Gujarati culture. And a Gujarati web series? I had never even heard of such a thing. So when I was approached by award-winning director Jay Parikh, I was all in!


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