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Actors Surekha Sikri, Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker are set to share screen space in Sheer Khurma. Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari, the movie also stars Kalyanee Mulay, Elena Roxana, Maria Fernandes and Jitin Gulati.
As per the makers, Sheer Khurma is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family, and how it comes together as queer women of colour choose to embrace love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities.
Faraz Arif Ansari , who has previously directed Sisak, Indias First Silent LGBTQ love story, has also written Sheer Khurma. Talking about his latest project, the filmmaker shared how he faced challenges to get his cast and crew together for a queer film.
“Sheer Khurma is a labour of love. After Sisaks success, it took me a lot of time to find the soul for my next film. It was ironic, in a way, we bagged 59 international awards for Sisak so I was hoping the journey to make my next film would be easier. But making a queer film in India continues to be a challenge. Especially when the film doesnt have any male protagonists but females. Production houses wanted me to make a queer film with male protagonists because masculinity is the flavour of the day, apparently. I was adamant on telling a story about courageous queer women of colour – the most ignored set, in most cinema acrRead More – Source