Shabana Azmi cast in Pakistani comedian Fawzia Mirza's lesbian drama

Shabana Azmi cast in Pakistani comedian Fawzia Mirza's lesbian drama

Mirza turns actor, director and producer in her first feature film, Signature Move
15 Aug, 2016

After a memorable performance in Deepa Mehta's '96 romantic drama Fire, veteran actor Shabana Azmi is set to star in another lesbian drama.

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, herself, will be directing the film and essaying the role of the lesbian daughter in a relationship with a Mexican girl, who is a wrestler.

Shabana Azmi will play the oblivious, watch-TV-all-day mother unaware of her daughter's sexual orientation. The actor will soon be heading off to Chicago for the shoot.

This venture marks Fawzia Mirza's first feature film that she will be producing herself. Mirza is known for works such as Me, My Mom and Sharmila and The Muslim Trump Documentary. She has also recently been honoured with ‘Champion of Change’ award by the White House.

Signature Move is about a Pakistani woman finding herself through love and wrestling.


Rohit Aug 15, 2016 07:31pm
will be banned in Pakistan!
Culture Vulture Aug 15, 2016 07:40pm
I don't know why Fawzia looks perfect to the T for this role!
N_Saq Aug 15, 2016 08:22pm
Are people in Pak ready for this?
Sohail Khan Wazir Aug 15, 2016 09:40pm
Shocked :-O
Zak Aug 15, 2016 10:40pm
Not our culture, not our scene. Hope they ban it here.
Nelson Aug 16, 2016 12:15am
@Zak not your culture while in public. Privately would not miss lesbian masala on screen. It's Your hypocrisy that is not ready not the mind.
Shan Aug 16, 2016 11:26am
She is International Comedian and she is awesome in the Lesbian acting. Yes we Pakistani are ready to watch her movies. Lets do it.
Sadiq Ali Bohra Aug 16, 2016 04:39pm
Its not about "it is our culture or not". Its about what you are promoting. No one is denying that there dont exists LGBT community in Pakistan. They are rampat, all over, in all provinces (not just the pushtoon as a myth) But when you show it on mainstream media, you sort of promote it to be a normal ting and those who are not sure about their sexuality starts thinking that maybe they are right to be like that. The west tried its best and with a success to create an impression that sexual orientation is in genes Well its not. It can't be. Else the whole mechanism of nature would fall., Its already falling in the west. The values, the core system of a family union, a sober society, everything is just vanishing, and that too at a very fast pace.