Shabana Azmi signs Pakistani filmmaker's lesbian drama

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

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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Reader Comments (7)

  • Saeed Masood
    Aug 15, 2016 - 6:03PM

    I want to ask the Editor a question ” Has Pakistan anything to do with Islam ” ??Recommend

  • omar
    Aug 15, 2016 - 7:04PM

    If someone commits a homosexual act, it is a sin.
    But, if the person is a good Muslim in other aspects of one’s life, then there is a very high chance that their book of good deeds will be heavier than their book of bad deeds (Kiram al Katibeen).
    If that is the case, then that person will enter Jannah.

    This is why we are no one to call someone a bad Muslim or a non Muslim for being Homosexual, because only their sin is visible to us but we cannot see their mountain of good deeds.

    Allah knows best.Recommend

  • Adnan
    Aug 15, 2016 - 9:42PM

    @ omar. Yes that homosexual person will be eligible to enter fool’s paradise. Please Don’t give justification of such bad deed due to which God’s wrath fell upon a whole nation.Recommend

  • Saeed Masood
    Aug 15, 2016 - 10:31PM

    Read The book of Allah and take the guidance from there…Recommend

  • jan
    Aug 15, 2016 - 10:55PM

    Just as Hollywood and Bollywood destroyed western and indian cultures little by little, Lollywood is doing the same for Pakistani culture little by little. Recommend

  • cheebz
    Aug 16, 2016 - 9:17AM

    Send like editors and journalists at dawn are over excited to see lesbian movies from Pakistan Recommend

  • Muslim
    Aug 16, 2016 - 2:14PM

    “Lesbian and Muslim” That’s an oxymoron in itself. Know the facts.Recommend

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