The short film ‘Sheer Qorma’ which stars Swara Bhaskar, Divya Dutta and Shabana Azmi in the leading roles, has been nominated for the best film and German Star of India award at the Festival.
Swara Bhasker took to Instagram and Twitter to share this amazing news. Her caption read, ‘HUGE!!!’.
The 18th edition of INDISCHES FILM FESTIVAL STUTTGART 2021 is scheduled to be held from July 21 to 25. This will be organised in a virtual format taking the Covid-19 pandemic into consideration.
The film is a romantic queer drama, a love story set in between Sitara and Saira played by Swara Bhaskar and Divya Dutta respectively. Shabana Azmi will be seen in the role of Saira’s Ammi. It also takes us in the direction of longing for love and acceptance faced by queer people. The film is written and directed by Faraz Arif Ansari and produced by Marijke DeSouza.
Sheer Qorma deals with the struggle faced by the LGBTQA community in the everyday life. And this news coming in the month of June which is the PRIDE month for the LGBTQA is like a cherry on the cake.
The Nominations for Indian Film Festival Stuttgart also includes actor Shefali Shah’s Maiden directorial short film named ‘Someday’ and the Malayalam feature ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’.