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.
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.
Shabana left for Chicago last week for the shoot.
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