Poorna has also played roles in popular international TV shows like “House of Cards”, “Law & Order” and “The Game” among others.
“The Night Of” follows the journey of lawyer Jack Stone (John Turturro), who seeks to absolve a young Pakistani-American student, Naz (Riz Ahmed) accused of brutally murdering a girl on the Upper West Side. As the drama unfolds, the audiences are let in on the pitfalls of the judicial system while they go through a whirlwind of different emotions ranging from empathy to utter outrage.
Poorna will be seen playing the role of Naz’s mother Safar Khan on the show, which will premiere in India on Star World Premiere HD on July 13.
Her acting ventures on the big screen include “The Circle” starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks due for release later in 2016.