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nimra bucha, Fawzia Mirza

Nimra Bucha is all geared up to star in another international project, Me, My Mom & Sharmila, after smiting her audience with her performance in the miniseries Ms. Marvel and Zee5 web series Churails. 

Me, My Mom & Sharmila is an adaptation of Fawzia Mirza’s stage play of the same name and will also mark the writer’s directorial debut. It will star Nimra Bucha in the lead alongside Amrit Kaur (The Sex Lives of College Girls) and Hamza Haq (Transplant).

According to Variety, the film, set in 1999, follows Azra (Kaur) over 48 hours as she travels from her home in Canada to her parents’ homeland of Pakistan to bury her father (Haq). Azra struggles to connect with her conservative mother Mariam (Bucha), but her return to Pakistan launches her into memories both real and imagined that reveal their unexpected similarities.

As per a report in Theatre in Chicago, Me, My Mom & Sharmila is told with humor and deep insight, this journey of self-discovery follows Mirza from her childhood as a Pakistani Muslim in small-town Canada to her adulthood as an actress in the heart of Chicago. Through it all, the two women’s shared love for glamorous Bollywood film star Sharmila Tagore serves as a symbol of the familial love that ties them together forever.

Fawzia Mirza shared a post on her Instagram, thanking the whole team involved in the project:



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Amrit Kaur also penned down a note on her Instagram. She thanked her co-stars and in the end expressed her gratitude to Sharmila Tagore stating, “To the Great Sharmila Tagore, thank you for leading the way for all the little brown girls who proudly saw you share your sensuality on the big screen.”



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Lastly, Hamza Haq also posted on his Instagram with the description, “Look at these beautiful brown people. Proud to be among them. Let’s go team. YO Amrit we’re making a movie together!-Bismillah.”



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The film is produced by Jason Levangie and Marc Tetreault for Shut Up & Colour Pictures and Andria Wilson Mirza for Baby Daal Productions.

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