Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker have been confirmed to play lesbian lovers in Faraz Arif Ansari’s ‘Sheer Kurma’. The film is said to trace the journey of a lesbian woman search for identity and acceptance from her family.
Talking about the film, Ansari told Cineblitz, “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.”
Dutta added, “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 Surekhaji 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.”
Veteran actress Surekha Sikri also plays a pivotal role in the film.