Amrit Kaur (The Sex Lives of College Girls), Hamza Haq (Transplant), and Nimra Bucha (Ms. Marvel) have been set as the starring cast of Me, My Mom & Sharmilathe feature directorial debut of Fawzia Mirza (Signature Move, The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night).

Set in 1999, Me, My Mom & Sharmila 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.

Adapted from Mirza’s stage play of the same name, Me, My Mom & Sharmila is produced by Jason Levangie and Marc Tetreault for Shut Up & Colour Pictures, Andria Wilson Mirza for Baby Daal Productions, and Executive Produced by Damon D’Oliveira, with the support of Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund in partnership with Crave and CBC Films. Development of the project was supported by SFFILM, Toronto International Film Festival’s Writers Studio and Filmmaker Lab, The Gotham, Ontario Creates’ International Financing Forum (iff), Inside Out’s Financing Forum, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Kaur is best known for her role as Bela Malhotra on the HBO Max hit series, The Sex Lives of College Girls. She continues to train at the Lonsdale Smith Acting Studios and is an active company member of the school’s production house, Gracemoon Arts Company. She is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency, Edna Talent Management, and law firm Ziffren Brittenham.

Haq stars as Bashir ‘Bash’ Hamed in the acclaimed CTV/NBC medical drama Transplant, for which he earned a 2021 and 2022 Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actor. Named one of Canada’s Rising Stars by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017, Hamza was recognized with a Canadian Screen Award nomination in 2018 for his portrayal of Raza Ali in the CBC drama This Life, and appeared alongside William Shatner and Russell Peters as twins Amal and Gopal in the hit CTV mini-series Indian Detective the same year. His other credits include Jett, Quantico, and The Art of More. He will appear in the upcoming independent films Delia’s Gone with Marisa Tomei and Stephan James, the romantic comedy With Love and a Major Organ, written by Julia Lederer, as well as the French-Canadian comedy Viking, which will premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. Haq is repped by Anonymous, ART Agency, and law firm Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Endlich & Gellman. 

Bucha can currently be seen as Najma in Ms Marvel for Disney+. She is a British Pakistani actor who has performed in Theatre, Television and Film in both Pakistan and the UK. She is a household name in Pakistan starring in many popular television series, most recently the acclaimed series Churails. She will appear in a leading role in Focus Features’ Polite Society, a British action comedy from writer/director Nida Manzoor (We are Lady Parts).

Mirza was named a White House Champion of Change in Asian American Art and Storytelling. Mirza’s short film The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night world premiered at TIFF 2021 and was named one of Canada’s Top 10 Shorts; her most recent short Auntie (executive produced by Paul Feig) premiered in competition at Aspen Shortsfest. Signature Move, the feature she co-wrote, produced and co-starred with Indian film legend Shabana Azmi, world premiered at SXSW in 2017 and went on to screen at more than 150 film festivals and win 15 awards including Outfest’s grand jury prize. She wrote on CBS limited series The Red Line; her episode marked the first representation of a queer Muslim romance on network television. Her feature screenplay Heirloom was recently named to The Muslim List, a collaboration between The Black List, MPAC and Pillars Fund to highlight the best unproduced scripts from Muslim writers. She co-founded production company Baby Daal Productions with her wife, producer Andria Wilson Mirza; they served as advisors on Sundance 2021 documentary Sirens and are currently executive producing queer Muslim documentary Coming Around. She is repped by Halle Mariner and Derek Kigongo at APA and Alexander Stegmaier at Strange Animal Entertainment.