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17 Feb

Kami Sid’s next venture is a transgender love story

Kami Sid

Transgender model and activist Kami Sid has been in news last year for various reasons. The most uplifting of which, especially for her community, was when her short film Rani won international acclaim. The film was even screened at the Short Film Corner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.



Realizing the potential of films made on taboo subjects, Kami is now geared up for another new venture which also represents transgender community in Pakistan. In an exclusive conversation with Something Haute, Kami revealed details of the upcoming project.

Read: Kami Sid’s short film ‘Rani’ heads to Cannes 2019

“My new venture is a trans love story. My aim is to break the stereotypes ingrained in our society that nobody can fall in love with a transgender,” Kami said adding, “It’s basically a love story, but we will incorporate several other elements in it.”

 

Kami Sid

Khursand Bayar Akhtar

 

“My friend Khursand Bayar Akhtar, who hails from Lahore, and I have co-written this story. We are almost done with the story are planning to produce it ourselves as well,” she added.

The currently untitled project is expected to be a short film.

“It’s short film and we are planning to show it in Pakistan as well as in international film festivals. Our intent is to change mindsets of people who still alienate transgenders,” Kami concluded.

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Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.

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