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Why is Nimrat Kaur wielding a rifle?

The Lunchbox actress sports a lean and mean look for Nagesh Kukunoor's web series The Test case.

Mayur Lookhar

Nimrat Kaur, who lost her Army man father to terrorism, will be playing an army officer in Nagesh Kukunoor's web series The Test Case, that will be produced by Alt Digital Media Entertainment (ALT Balaji), Balaji Telefilms' video-on-demand arm.

The makers of The Test Case unveiled the first poster and Kaur looks almost unrecognisable in it. She has lost a lot of weight to sport the lean and mean look. She gets into the character, wielding a rifle and giving an intense look into the camera.

Kaur's makeup is on point, adding a realistic touch to her character Shikha Sharma (as her badge reads), who is described as a combat specialist in the army.

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"Unconventional projects interest me and I am always on the lookout to do something that I have never done before. After Homeland, I was keen to do a show that pushes me as an actor and that’s exactly what I found in this one. The story is set against the backdrop of the Indian Army and coming from one myself, I got hooked instantly. What’s exciting about partnering with Ekta for her platform ALT Balaji is the common belief that we need to shake up digital entertainment with power-packed, strong and brave original content. I am pretty certain, this is it,” Kaur said in a staement.

“We aim to usher in a new genre of bold and gripping storytelling in this medium. I’m excited because I’ve never ventured into this particular genre and that too on a digital platform!” said Kukunoor, who marks his debut on the digital platform.