Huma Qureshi calls Maharani’s resemblance to Rabri Devi’s life coincidental

Connected to India trains the Spotlight on the cast of political drama 'Maharani' to release on SonyLIV on May 28. Created by Subhash Kapoor, directed by Karan Sharma and starring Huma Qureshi as the protagonist Rani Bharti along with Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Kani Kusruti and Inaamulhaq, the series opens with a housewife being handpicked to become the chief minister of Bihar.

"We (her character and Rabri Devi) are both women and the story is set in Bihar," Huma Qureshi insists that these similarity have made  people to believe that the story of Maharani is inspired the ex-Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi. Adding, "Each character was so well-written. Of course, it's Rani Bharti's journey from a village woman to becoming the chief minister of Bihar and navigating that world, but all the characters bring so much to the show and are so real and authentic."

Maharani is based on real-life events from the Indian state of Bihar in the 90s, when Lalu Prasad Yadav made his homemaker wife Rabri Devi his successor. Maharani will stream on SonyLIV from May 28.

"It's real; you get to see how the characters, the politicians behave in public and private spaces. This story has explored that very well," said Amit Sial.

Catch our interview with Huma Qureshi and Amit Sial below.