Cinephiles rejoiced when mainstream actors liek Ayushmann Khuranna, Kartik Aaryan valiantly signed up for roles that will show they as gay charcaters and now we have two popular actresses taking up roles of LGBTQIA+ protagonist.
Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker have been paired together as romantic partners for Faraz Arif Ansari’s movie Sheer Kurma.
Faraz Arif Ansari’s has been the writer for web originals like Sisak, Dulha Wanted, Silvat. This movie will be his maiden project as a director.
The film also stars veteran actress Surekha Sikri and traces the journey of a queer woman searching for a sense of belonging, an identity and acceptance from her family.
When asked about having Divya Dutta on board, Faraz revealed that she was his only choice even while writing the film. He said, “Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker 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.”
Divya Dutta revealed that she had no reservations about taking up this role’ because of the rapport she shares with Faraz. “I have worked with him previously and I know what he has to offer. For me, this is not just a film. It’s a story about relationships – including this woman’s with her family and her partner, which is something that needs to be talked about amid all the taboo that exists in our society. I took up this role because I wanted to challenge myself as an actor and discover another side of me. I am in good hands, as I have Swara and Surekha ji as my co-actors, who are equally fabulous. I always wanted to share a screen with them. It is going to be lovely to bring in all the emotions of women who are in this and find a way to strike a balance in society,” she said.
The film will be wrapped up by the end of the year.
Divya Dutta was last seen in Aishwarya Rai-Ani Kapoor starrer Fanney Khan while Swara Bhaskar played a pivotal role in Veere Di Wedding.