Mumbai: Kalki Koechlin’s documentary Azmaish is set to screen at the Toronto international film festival.
Kalki has teamed up with Pakistani filmmaker Sabiha Sumar for the project about two women who go on an extraordinary journey across India and Pakistan. It talks about the people of India and Pakistan, and how religion plays a huge part in their lives. Kalki and Sabiha travelled to both countries and explored the lifestyle and religious dynamics.
Azmaish was already screened at The BFI London film festival and Locarno as well. The actor hopes that the documentary will be “much more relevant” today with the current tension between the countries, and Pakistani actors not being allowed to work in India.
Kalki will be attending the premiere and the second screening on September 15.
They are also nominated in the audience award category. The duo raised Rs 20 lakhs for the documentary from 121 people on a fundraising platform, Wishberry.