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Huma Qureshi starrer Maharani renewed for second season; actor shares excitement

The first season dropped on SonyLIV earlier this year.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Nov 26, 2021
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Earlier this year, Huma Qureshi donned the role of Bihar CM in the SonyLIV original series Maharani. The series has finally been renewed for a second season, and the actor will be reprising her role as Rani Bharti. Huma will kickstart the shoot in the first week of December. During a recent interaction with Mid Day, the actor shared her excitement about returning to the Maharani sets, directed by Karan Sharma.

She told the tabloid that the love and admiration she received for her performance was incredible. Huma shared that it will be difficult for her since she will have to put in a lot of effort and ensure that she surpasses the achievements of the previous season. 

The actor further said that to perform better than that is a great duty and it will always be an empowering experience to walk in Rani Bharti's footsteps.

Maharani is set in 1990s Bihar and depicts how an illiterate lady manages the state as Chief Minister. When Rani Bharti's husband, Bhim Singh Bharati, declares her as the new Chief Minister of Bihar, her life takes an intriguing turn. While all of the party members appear to be eager to learn the name of the successor, the Bihar CM's decision astounds everyone.

According to reports in the tabloid, the series will replicate areas of Bihar in Bhopal for the political play. Written by Nandan Singh and Uma Shankar Singh, Maharani is claimed to be partially based on Rabri Devi's experience when her husband, then-Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, was charged with corruption in the Fodder Scam in 1997.

The first season streamed in May this year and also featured Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Kani Kusruti, and Inaamulhaq in supporting roles. Maharani is produced by Naren Kumar and Dimple Kharbanda.


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