First Look: Burkha-Clad Swara Bhasker, Divya Dutta in Sheer Qorma

‘Sheer Qorma’ is directed by Faraz Ansari.

Published13 Oct 2019, 07:19 AM IST
Indian Cinema
2 min read

On Saturday, the first look of upcoming film Sheer Qorma was released. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker. In the poster released, Swara and Divya don burkhas as their foreheads gently touch each other’s. A flower emerges from the space between them. An LGBTQ drama, the film is directed by Faraz Arif Ansari.

“Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker... First look poster of #SheerQorma... Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari... Produced by Marijke De Souza,” wrote trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter.

Take a look at the poster:

Swara Bhasker and Divya Dutta play two lovers in the film. Shabana Azmi reportedly plays Divya’s mother in the film.

According to a press release issued by the makers, the film is a "heart-rending narrative of the longing for love and acceptance, felt by queer children in their parental homes that plays out through delicate story-telling, told through characters of courageous queer women of colour."

The film tries understanding the longing for love and acceptance that queer children often feel.

“Divya Dutta recommended the Sheer Qorma script to me. I was moved by it and met Faraz who came across as sincere, honest and deeply committed to the story. The bonus is working with Divya and Swara so we reworked the dates a bit and I said yes. We had the first workshop yesterday and everything came together organically. I am looking forward to the shoot,” said Shabana Azmi after the announcement of her signing the film was made.

The film tries understanding the longing for love and acceptance that queer children often feel. It talks of belonging and acceptance, identity and family.

(With inputs from IANS)

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