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Afghanistan meets London in Hackney's Finest

A Cambridge graduate who left a career in investment banking makes her acting debut in a gritty gangster film set in London's east end.

Neerja Naik plays a biker girl originally from Afghanistan in Hackney's Finest - a film that pits a bunch of drug dealers against a group of corrupt policemen over a period of 24 hours.

BBC Asian Network's Shabnam Mahmood met the West London actress to talk about her role in the film and her plans for the future.

Hackney's Finest footage courtesy of Trinity Films