Shabana Azmi signs Pakistani filmmaker’s lesbian drama

Posted on Aug 15 2016 - 5:30pm
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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

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.

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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.

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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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