Sheer Kurma: Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker To Play Romantic Partners
Divya Dutta and Swara Bhasker would be seen together romancing onscreen
Divya Dutta is that one actress whose filmography boasts a wide range of characters and she has essayed them with equal flamboyance. Now the actress is adding another point to her portfolio by doing Faraz Arif Ansari’s Sheer Kurma, in which she and Swara Bhasker will play romantic partners.
The film also stars veteran actress Surekha Sikri and traces the journey of a queer woman searching for a sense of belonging, identity, and acceptance from her family.
The director said that his only choice was Divya Dutta, even while writing the film he had Dutta in his mind. 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.”
While many other actresses would not even consider doing a homosexual film because of all the stereotypes prevailing in the society. But when asked, Divya told about being open about working on such a film because of her friendly terms with Faraz Arif Ansari. “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.