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Huma Qureshi On Playing Rabri Devi In New Webseries



Looking at the  first teaser of SonyLiv’s forthcoming  political drama Maharani it is clear as daylight that the series is based on Rabri Devi’s ascent to  the  Chief Minister’s throne after  her husband was  disqualified  from contesting elections.

In  fact sources in the know say  the series was  planned  as a real-life bio-pic. But with the  new Information & Broadcasting Ministry’s guidelines, the  names of real politicians  had to be  camouflaged. Hence Rabri Devi  becomes Rani Bharti.

Actor Sohum Shah recently  seen playing  Harshad Mehta(renamed Hemant Shah)’s  brother in the Big Bull plays Lalu Yadav.

Subhash Kapoor who has created the series seems fascinated by powerful women politicians  of  North India. His last directorial  Madame Chief Minister  featured Richa Chadha  as former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayavati, though again her name  was  changed.

As  for Huma Qureshi as  the Rabri Devi doppelanger , going by the teaser she has worked hard to transform into a cowbelt politician.  How much she has  succeeded we shall soon know.

Speaking  excitedly about her  part of the politician, Huma says, “It’s not often that you get to portray a character that lets you explore so many layers as a performer. Rani Bharti has been a delight to play. She starts off as someone whom we all know and relate to but what she goes onto become is someone few of us can aspire for. It has been a wonderful experience of working with such a talented cast and I can’t wait for my viewers to watch the series.”

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