Maharani: Huma Qureshi On Playing Rabri Devi In New Web Series; ‘Rani Bharti Has Been A Delight To Play’-EXCLUSIVE

The teaser of actress Huma Qureshi’s upcoming web series titled Maharani released recently. Speaking with exclusively, the actress opened up about her role of Rani Bharti. She spoke about her experience playing a politician on screen.

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Maharani: Huma Qureshi On Playing Rabri Devi In New Web Series; ‘Rani Bharti Has Been A Delight To Play’-EXCLUSIVE
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 doppelganger, going by the teaser she has worked hard to transform into a cow belt 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.”

Meanwhile, the web series Maharani is directed by Subhash Kapoor and stars Huma in a key role. Maharani will stream digitally, soon. 

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