Shabana Azmi signs Pakistani filmmaker's lesbian drama

Filmmaker Fawzia Mirza introduces herself as a “lesbian, Muslim, Pakistani, actor, activist, writer."


Entertainment Desk August 15, 2016
Filmmaker Fawzia Mirza introduces herself as a “lesbian, Muslim, Pakistani, actor, activist, writer." PHOTO: FILE

Pakistani actor-director Fawzia Mirza has cast Shabana Azmi to play a mother to a lesbian daughter, in her upcoming feature film.

In the American production entitled Signature Move, Shabana is cast as a mother who watches television soaps all day long and seems oblivious to the fact that her daughter (Fawzia) is a lesbian and in a relationship with a Mexican girl, who is a wrestler, reports DNA.

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Since Fawzia introduces herself as a “lesbian, Muslim, Pakistani, actor, activist, writer, producer, lawyer and creature of passion," the film seems autobiographical.



Shabana has previously played a lesbian bahu in Deepa Mehta’s Fire (1996). Now 20 years later, she returns in yet another lesbian drama.

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Shabana left for Chicago last week for the shoot.

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COMMENTS (7)

Muslim | 5 years ago | Reply "Lesbian and Muslim" That's an oxymoron in itself. Know the facts.
cheebz | 5 years ago | Reply Send like editors and journalists at dawn are over excited to see lesbian movies from Pakistan
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