Saisha Shinde, a trans woman, who was formerly known as Swapnil Shinde before her sex reassignment surgery, is one of the most talked-about contestants on ‘Lock Upp’. Shinde has been very vocal about her struggle to get acceptance as a trans woman in society. In the recent episode, Saisha felt annoyed and hurt after Karanvir Bohra addressed her as ‘he’ due to a slip of tongue. This became a hot topic of discussion with inmates expressing their viewers on Karanvir mistakenly calling Saisha ‘he.’
It all started when Saisha Shinde was upset and annoyed with the makers because she couldn’t use the smoking room. Talking to the cameras, she expressed her anger saying, ‘You can't do this to us.” Karanvir, after seeing this, went to her and tried to pacify her and he then discussed it with ‘kaidis’ how Saisha has put down the issue in front of the makers. During his course of conversation, Bohra by mistake, referred to Saisha ‘he’ which annoyed her. An upset Saisha told him, “First and foremost, it's not he, it's she.” ALSO READ: SHOCKING! Lock Upp’s Saisha Shinde Reveals She Was MOLESTED At The Age Of 10 By A Close Family Member: ‘Maine Bhi Unhe Hints Diye Honge’
Later, Nisha Rawal observed that Saisha Shinde felt bad therefore she asked everyone to take note of their words while addressing Saisha. Rawal was seen stretching it so Munawar Faruqui asked her to keep it short as the issue shouldn’t be exaggerated because it triggers Saisha. Later, Saisha Shinde talked about it and stated that she is happy that it happened on the show because now people will understand a trans woman goes through so much pain just for such simple things like ‘he/she’. She also gave examples explaining how these things trigger her.
Saisha also discussed this with Karanvir and revealed that her mother sometimes calls her Swapnil so she understands that because of a slip of tongue such things happen. “You know my mom calls me Swapnil sometimes, a lot of time. Now if I can understand my mother’s agony, I can completely understand. So, wo slip of tongue ki wajah se hota hai, wo sab mujhe pata hai,” she said.
Meanwhile, model Mandana Karimi has recently entered Ranaut's show 'Lock Upp' as the 16th contestant.