Being a part of Kashish Queer Film Fest is a 'badge of honour' for me: Kubbra Sait

The 10th edition of Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival focuses on creating awareness about the LGBT community thereby celebrating it through films.


Popular star from Netflix's web series Sacred Games, Kubbra Sait, recently hosted the opening ceremony of the 10th Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, in Mumbai.

Calling this opportunity, a 'badge of honour,' Kubbra said, "When I did Kukoo (in 'Sacred Games'), people asked me 'why do you, being a cisgender, need to do a role like this?'. For me, the role was about emotional growth and not just a character. For me, hosting this festival would be like another growth and I have never shied away from growth. Their hearts open to welcome me as part of their community. That is something which I am going to be eternally grateful for."

With a belief that inclusivity is the greatest strength and the need of the hour in the society today, she also emphasised on the fact that accepting people who are part of us brings everyone together.

Adding to the same, she said "When you are told from a very young age, 'This is how you should be or behave', it is actually curtailing creativity and this is one festival where we all come together, no matter who you are, you come in together and celebrate creativity as filmmakers, actors, producers, creators. There is no gender, which outlines your creativity, which is why it means a world to be a part of this film festival."

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival started on Wednesday and will end on Sunday.

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