Shabana Azmi joins cast of Sheer Qorma

Mumbai: Veteran actor Shabana Azmi has been roped in for Faraz Arif Ansari's LGBTQ drama Sheer Qorma. She is looking forward to start working on it.

Shabana will be seen as a mother in the film, which also stars Swara Bhasker and Divya Dutta.

"Divya Dutta recommended the Sheer Qorma script to me. I was moved by it and met Faraz who came across as sincere, honest and deeply committed to the story. The bonus is working with Divya and Swara, so we reworked our dates and I said yes. We had the first workshop yesterday, and everything came together organically," Shabana said.

"I am looking forward to the shoot," Shabana further added.

Ansari is elated to have Shabana on board. "I had a wishlist of actors I want to work with – right from the time I was in school. Shabanaji's name was always among the top three names of that list."

The film tries to understand the longing for love and acceptance that queer children feel.

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