Indian cinema is not all about song and dance anymore. Filmmakers across the country are trying to come up with interesting films with topics that don't fit in conventional settings. After Sonam Kapoor recently starred in Bollywood's first-ever commercial film revolving around a lesbian relationship in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, now filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari is all set to bring yet another film on a same-sex relationship between two women, but this time with a much deeper storyline. Ansari's film titled Sheer Qorma will revolve around the story of two queer woman who belong from a Muslim family and are in search of acceptance. Sheer Qorma’s First Poster: Swara Bhasker and Divya Dutta’s Queer Love Story Looks Divine (See Pic).
After the first look poster of the film featuring Swara Bhasker and Divya Dutta releases, a new still from the film has also been shared by the director. Apart from Swara and Divya, the film also boasts of a stellar supporting cast including Shabana Azmi as well as Surekha Sikri in key roles. The new still released form the film features Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker in a close embrace. Sharing the still, director Ansari wrote, "Love is not a sin."
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— Faraz Arif Ansari (@futterwackening) December 2, 2019
The cast of the film is certainly a highlight. Speaking about the cast, director Faraz Ansari earlier said, "Divya and Swara are two celebrated names in the industry and strong allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. It was an easy decision to approach them. In fact, when I started writing the film, I had Divya in my mind, and already saw her playing this role. The day I finished the script, I put up a status on Instagram saying I need someone to play the role, and Divya was actually the first person to call me. It was kind of bizarre that both of them were thinking on the same lines. Without even reading the script, she said she wanted to do the film."