Does it happen in real life?
No. Newborns might have no indication of abnormality as far as external sexual organ is concerned but the delivering physician always makes it known to the parents about the anatomy. While growing up hormonal answers deliver for behavioral questions that a transgender individual might have and it's very suspicious that a person will never know of their sexual identity through puberty and after. Here however the mother breaks it to an erstwhile oblivious kinnar.
What is the larger character journey?
This I'm not sure of since I do not follow the show and a social media outrage compelled me to stream this particular episode.
How could we have done it better?
They should have touched upon the questions surfacing during the growing up years and the struggles a typecast social pariah has to face. Involving the parents through the trials and eventual submission is crucial and should have delivered a stronger opinion on the evils of gender-role stereotyping.
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