Twinkle Khanna has been watching the new SonyLIV series Maharani, featuring actor Huma Qureshi, and strongly recommends it to everyone. Twinkle described the plot as ‘engaging,’ and Huma’s acting as ‘just fabulous.’
Twinkle stated in an Instagram video, “I have been watching a show called Maharani on SonyLIV and it has me gripped. Huma Qureshi plays this illiterate housewife who then goes on to become the CM. And I thought it was interesting to see a woman not only hold her ground but who was able to dominate the social and political arena.”
“The way that they have used little-little details… I kept noticing how in the beginning, even her ghoonghat completely covers her and as the show progresses, it keeps slipping a little behind until it is just about covering her bun. To me, these little touches add a sort of realism as well as they show me a journey. It is an engaging story and Huma is just fabulous as the Maharani. For me, this was completely a must-watch!” she added.
In her Instagram post, Twinkle wrote, “Totally worth the binge! An engaging story about ambition and power with great performances especially by @iamhumaq You go girl! #MaharaniOnSonyLIV @sonylivindia @sonylivinternational.”
Subhash Kapoor’s latest show, Maharani, stars Huma as Rani Bharti, an illiterate housewife propelled into the realm of politics following an assassination attempt on her husband Bheema Bharti (Sohum Shah). The show follows her transformation from a village bumpkin to a force to be reckoned with.
It was rumoured that Maharani was inspired by Rabri Devi, the wife of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who took over as chief minister when he stepped down owing to his involvement in the fodder scandal, which is being probed. Huma, on the other hand, insisted that the show is a work of fiction.
“It is not inspired by any real-life politician or anything. It is completely fiction. Just because it is Bihar, people have made assumptions. Our show is completely a work of fiction and so there were no references to look at,” she told PTI.