Shabana Azmi Joins Swara Bhasker, Divya Dutta’s LGBTQ Film Sheer Qorma
The shooting of the Faraz Arif Ansari directorial, starring Shabana Azmi, Swara Bhasker and Divya Dutta, will begin in Mumbai later this week.
Swara Bhasker, Shabana Azmi and Divya Dutta. (Image: Twitter/Divya Dutta)
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has been roped in for Faraz Arif Ansari's forthcoming LGBTQ drama Sheer Qorma. She says she is looking forward to start working on it.
Shabana will be seen as a mother in the film, which also stars Swara Bhasker and Divya Dutta.
"Divya Dutta recommended the Sheer Qorma script to me. I was moved by it and met Faraz who came across as sincere, honest and deeply committed to the story. The bonus is working with Divya and Swara, so we reworked our dates and I said yes. We had the first workshop yesterday, and everything came together organically. I am looking forward to the shoot," Shabana said.
Ditto! 😘 https://t.co/4mMFr7IXoc— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) July 30, 2019
Ansari is elated to have Shabana on board. "I had a wish-list of actors I want to work with right from the time I was in school. Shabanaji's name was always among the top three, so I have to keep pinching myself and cannot be grateful enough to have this opportunity of directing an absolute legend.
“The character Shabanaji essays in Sheer Qorma is going to resonate with mothers across the world and also open up a much-needed dialogue about parenthood, with not just parents of queer children but a more universal dialogue that I hope will bring a lot of love back in our universe. Her character in Sheer Qorma is the mother we all deserve—the Mother India of the 21st Century," he said.
The film tries to understand the longing for love and acceptance that queer children often feel. It talks of belonging and acceptance, identity and family. The cast starts shooting for the film in Mumbai later this week.
Follow @News18Movies for more.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.
Recommended For You
- Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne-Moss Are Officially Returning for Matrix 4, And Fans Can't Keep Calm
- Maruti Suzuki XL6 to Launch Today, Watch it Live Here [Video]
- HS Prannoy Trumps Lin Dan to Enter Round 3 of World Badminton Championships
- Moon is Glowing Brighter than Sun in NASA's Fermi Gamma-Ray Images
- Nine Nurses Who Went Viral for Being Pregnant at the Same Time Have Now Given Birth