Poorna Jagannathan accepting for The Night Of – 2017 MPAC Media Awards

Actress Poorna Jagannathan, who portrays Naz’s mother Safar Khan in HBO’s “The Night Of”, shared her experience making the series and words of inclusion from writer, co-creator, and director Steven Zaillian. “We have to try harder to portray all vulnerable or maligned people with dignity, respect, and truth.”


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