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Filmmaker Onir announces his next anthology, We Are

Co-written by Onir and Fawzia Mirza, We Are, is expected to go on floors next year and is a sequel to his 2011 film, I Am

Published: 09th December 2020

Filmmaker Onir announced a sequel to his National Award-winning 2011 anthology, I Am. Titled We Are, the film will comprise four LGBTQ+ themed stories based out of India, and will be backed by Indian-Canadian producer Shant Joshi's Fae Pictures, Onir and Sanjay Suri's Anticlock Films. 

Co-written by Onir and Fawzia Mirza, We Are is expected to go on floors next year.

"Looking forward to the sequel to our film 'I Am', 'We Are' in partnership with @FaePictures. Excited to collaborate with @thefawz as co-writer. We will be shooting this film in 2021 as a celebration of queer lives in the subcontinent," the 51-year-old director tweeted. 

I Am, which also consisted of four shorts, featured an ensemble cast of Sanjay, Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Arjun Mathur, among others.  

On their official Twitter page, Fae Pictures said "We Are, backed in association with Baby Daal Productions, will chronicle stories from Kashmir, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bengaluru about "navigating queer love in all its forms". 

Onir last helmed the 2018 romantic-drama Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz.

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