Mumbai: OTT Platform SonyLIV is set to stream its latest offering “Maharani”, a highly anticipated political drama from 28th May 2021. The Original series Created by Subhash Kapoor, features Huma Qureshi as Rani Bharti.
From four walls of her rural home where her life revolves around being a dutiful wife, raising kids, milking cows, making cow dung cakes, and handling kitchen politics, Rani Bharti is hurled into the turbulent world of politics in a state that constantly grapples with corruption. A twist of fate changes the ordinary life of Rani Bharti – she is overnight sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state. She is inexperienced yet tactical, docile yet defiant, shy yet strong, and hesitant but receptive. Sooner than she realizes, she finds herself swimming in a sea rife with corrupt, immoral, manipulative, and power-hungry people. ‘Maharani’, at its heart, is much less a story of triumph, and more a searing look into the systemic oppression of women in society despite their indomitable spirit to turn every battle – personal or professional — around.
Saugata Mukherjee, Head – Original Content, SonyLIV said, “SonyLIV has always endeavored to tell stories that establish an instant connection with our audience and cut across demographics. ‘Maharani’ is one such story about the pursuit of power and an ode to women’s unlimited potential. Huma Qureshi shines like a queen in the show. We are grateful to the creator Subhash Kapoor and director Karan Sharma for lending authenticity to this narration.”
Subhash Kapoor, Creator said, “With ‘Maharani’, our attempt is to tell a tale that is representative of the patriarchy in the world of politics. We are glad to bring this show to the audience through SonyLIV, which has built its image as a platform where stories are the real hero. I hope ‘Maharani’ cements this further and this story of Rani Bharti leaves a lasting impact on viewers.”
‘Maharani’ is produced by Naren Kumar & Dimple Kharbanda, created by Subhash Kapoor with a screenplay by Nandan Singh, and is directed by Karan Sharma. The show boasts of a stellar cast Huma Qureshi it also stars, Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Vineet Kumar, Pramod Pathak, Kani Kusruti, Inaamulhaq, Sushil Pandey, Atul Tiwari, Aashiq Hussain, Kannan Arunachalam, and Harish Khanna, in pivotal roles.