How does one create imperfect women on screen? The team behind Netflix’s new series #BombayBegums speak to Anupama Chopra about the casting, workshops and what went into creating the real, flawed and perfectly imperfect women for the show. Here’s the conversation with Alankrita Shrivastava, Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswani, Amruta Subhash, Aadhya Anand and Plabita Borthakur.

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