One of the industry’s strongest female voices currently, Dhaliwal is a trailblazer in every sense of the term. From kicking off her writing career with screenplays and dialogue for films like A Monsoon Date, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Wazir and Qarib Qarib Singlle, she is in the news these days for penning Rajkummar Rao and Sonam and Anil Kapoor’s Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, a film that deals with a same-sex love story and a family’s journey of understanding and acceptance. A trans woman who went through a sex reassignment procedure in 2007, Dhaliwal is trying to change the way Bollywood portrays its women and LGBT characters, and is an integral part of the Hindi film industry’s new wave