"Rose was rather nervous during filming for the first one but she settled down and was much more comfortable for the later ones," said Ashwini Mohan, head of marketing at Star Vijay TV, the Tamil-language channel that airs it.
The program will tackle the taboos that surround sex in India.
In the next one, Rose will interview a prostitute about her autobiography.
Later episodes will discuss the life of models and adultery. I'd always thought of hijras as illiterate and unemployed, not people like us. I liked her personality and she handled the discussion well.
A YOUNG man who has gone through life as Ramesh Venkatesan but is now known as Rose because he is a transsexual has made television history by hosting a chat show in India.
Not only is it the country's first television chat show to discuss sex, homosexuality, adultery, prostitution and pornography, it is also the first time a transsexual has appeared as a television anchor.
Mostly whispered about at girls’ night table tops or in locker rooms.
The first episodes of Ippadikku Rose (Yours, Rose in Tamil) was aired last week.Rose, a 28-year-old, US-educated biomedical engineer, has no television experience.But my parents thought it was a ghastly idea," said Achin Dattaa, an engineer in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu.There are certain sex topics that aren’t dinner conversation.Unable to get work, many of the estimated 500,000 to a million hijras resort to begging or prostitution. But Rose's parents are educated, middle-class Indians and were horrified when their beloved Ramesh wanted to wear saris and be known as Rose. I want them to accept me as a woman but they can't. After a long separation, I have started visiting them but they still keep urging me to find a wife," said Rose. A reporter posing as a homosexual who visited a sex clinic in the Indian capital last week was told by the "doctor" that he could become "straight" with medication.
The first episode of Yours, Rose dealt with sexual harassment in colleges.