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

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.