New Delhi: Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is bringing politics of the US to India with TV series "Madam Secretary". The actor lauds the reception of American shows in India.
"US television shows have huge viewership in India and we are delighted to bring 'Madam Secretary' to the Indian audience," Freeman, who is executive producer of the show, said in a statement.
Talking about its plot, he said: "The show is a political drama starring Tea Leoni as Secretary of State who is a former CIA analyst and was working as a college professor before she joins the White House. The show has come at a great time and Tea Leoni has done a fantastic job. She owns it."
Leoni, who portrays character named Elizabeth McCord, credits Freeman for etching out a woman's character with power and ambition.
"Morgan has no problem recognising the power, glory and potential of women, women in politics, women in business, women in entertainment, women, well, pretty much anywhere in the world."
"He is very vocal about it and I think he was very much a part of designing what would be this job, what would be this woman's lot, what would she be balancing," Leoni said.
The show will premier on Indian television on AXN Saturday.