In an interesting turn of events, real life has intimated reel life (more specific digital). Much before Nirmala Sitharaman was appointed the first full time defence minister, actress Juhi Chawla was roped in to play one in The Test Case for Ekta Kapoor’s AltBalaji.
The web series stars Nimrat Kaur playing the role of an Army Officer. Juhi shot for her part six months ago. It was Nagesh Kukunoor – no longer part of the show – who convinced her of this unique role, though in reality it never happened in the Indian politics.
For us digital audiences, there’s no better way to celebrate the appointment of India’s first woman defense minister.