Shabana Azmi to star in Pakistani filmmaker's lesbian drama

06:59 PM | 15 Aug, 2016
Shabana Azmi to star in Pakistani filmmaker's lesbian drama
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MUMBAI (Web Desk) - Veteran actor Shabana Azmi is all set to star in a lesbian drama, after a memorable performance in Deepa Mehta’s ’96 romantic drama Fire.

According to DNA India, Pakistani actor-director Fawzia Mirza has cast Shabana for her upcoming film ‘Signature Move’ where the Bollywood actor will be playing the role of a mother to a teenage lesbian daughter.

Fawzia introduces herself as "Lesbian, Muslim, Pakistani, actor, activist, writer, producer, lawyer & creature of passion." The film, which seems autobiographical, casts Shabana as a mother who watches television soaps all day long and seems oblivious of the fact that her daughter is a lesbian and in a relationship with Mexican girl who is a wrestler.

Remember Fire, Deepa Mehta's super-controversial 1996 film about two lonely daughters-in-law, falling into a lesbian relationship? Shabana Azmi had played the lesbian bahu in Fire.

Now 20 years later she returns in yet another lesbian drama. This time Shabana doesn't play the lesbian, though. In Pakistani writer-director-actress Fawzia Mirza's American production entitled Signature Move, Shabana plays mother to lesbian daughter Fawzia Mirza.

Last week Shabana left for Chicago for the shooting.