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When Delnaz Irani felt like a queen

IANS  New Delhi, March 22, 2014
First Published: 15:36 IST(22/3/2014) | Last Updated: 15:38 IST(22/3/2014)

Actress Delnaz Irani, known for her bubbly characters on the screen, is thrilled to don the role of Rani Saheba for a new sitcom titled Akbar & Birbal. She says her character made her feel like a queen.

A Meenakshi Sagar production, the show is a historical comedy based on the stories of Akbar and Birbal. While Kiku Sharda will be seen as Badshah Akhbar, Delnaz will be seen as his wife.

"I have been a part of a lot of sitcoms for many years now, but when I was offered the character of Rani Saheba, I just couldn't refuse it! The team has spent a good amount of time in developing the look of my character and I hope the audience likes my new avatar," Delnaz said in a statement.

"I'll be portraying the character of a queen so, I had to improvise on the mannerisms and 'adah' as a reflection of the same. Through this role, I feel like a queen myself," she added.

The show is slated to go on-air by March end on Big Magic.

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