Acclaimed Indian actress Shabana Azmi is playing a role in a movie based on a lesbian theme 20 years after she played a woman falling love with her sister-in-law in Deepa Mehta’s Fire (1996). This time her character is not a lesbian, but a mother to a daughter who has a same-sex lover.
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.
Since Fawzia introduces herself as a “lesbian, Muslim, Pakistani, actor, activist, writer, producer, lawyer and creature of passion,” the film may seem autobiographical.
Recently, Shabana left for Chicago for the shooting. – CINEWS