Social activist, Kami Sid, who is known for working endlessly for Pakistan’s transgender community has been cast in ‘Dil e Nadan’, an upcoming play that revolves around a transgender and her relationship with the society.
In a recent interview, Sid discussed starring in the drama and how it’d help her cause of changing the image of transgender community. “I have been offered roles before in television, but they always wanted me to do dance numbers and reinforce the stereotypical image of transgenders. That’s why I didn’t do any of them,” she said. “For Dil e Nadan, it was different. In fact, the story was shaped into what it is after we met and discussed how it’s supposed to not do the same schtick.”
She shared that her character in Dil e Nadan is also named Kami. “This is a human story about me and how a community where I live supports me. I feel it’s great that Talent Hub is giving opportunities to all genders and all kinds of people.”
Although she is okay with transgenders who want to sing and dance even on screen, she said she was not willing to do it because she had a cause to protect. “I may dance like Madhuri Dixit but don’t want to do this on screen. I have to represent my community in a positive manner and it’d be weird if I do such a role and then go to colleges and talk to kids about changing our image.”
Kami Sid believes in an end to the violence and phobia of Transgender Community, diminishing the limits set for them in the country. Lastly, she said she hopes Dil e Nadan helps in portraying a more human side of transgenders to the public.