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Dev Patel delves into gender diversity representation in his latest action film, “Monkey Man,” which he directs and stars in. Co-produced by Jordan Peele, the thriller follows a man navigating the underground fighting scene in India, seeking retribution. Patel’s character finds solace and support from a community of hijras (Heej-raa), India’s third gender, encompassing various gender identities. When questioned by Variety at the film’s Los Angeles premiere regarding its portrayal of the trans community, Dev Patel said, “This is an anthem for the underdog, the voiceless, the marginalized.”