Hyderabad: After making waves at International LGBTQ Film Festivals, Shabana Azmi, Swara Bhaskar and Divya-Dutta-starrer short film ‘Sheer Qorma’ is all set to be showcased in India for the first time in Hyderabad. To be screened at the Hyderabad Queer Film Festival on December 12, the short film by Faraz Arif Ansari qualified for the BAFTA in 2021, won the Best Short Film Audience Award at the Frameline Festival and also won the Best Short Film, Audience Award at the 34th Connecticut LGBT Festival.
The film is about a Pakistani-Canadian citizen, played by Swara Bhaskar, who goes to India with her partner, played by Divya Dutta to meet the latter’s mother. Shabana Azmi plays Divya Dutta’s mother in the film and she has to come to terms with her daughter’s love choice.
The Hyderabad Queer Film Festival will showcase 12 films which will include one feature film and 11 short films. The organisers are expecting 100-200 people to attend the event. They have informed that all Covid protocols including checking for double vaccination certificate and compulsory face masks will be followed.
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