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Nikhil Advani’s The Moghuls Is  Now The Empire, Here Are Unknown Details



Nikhil Advani

For reasons best known to  him  the Nikhil Advani‘s The Moghuls  have now  re-christened the series The Empire .

The  historical webseries features Shabana Azmi  who plays Babar’s grandmother Esan Daulat ,  Kunal Kapoor  plays Babar , Dino Morea  plays Shaybani Khan. Rahul Dev also plays  a pivotal  character.

 The series  to be  streamed  in August  is based  on  the  book   Empire of the Moghuls by Alex Rutherford. It is  being directed  by  Mitakshara  Kumar  who served as an assistant  director  to  Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Bajirao Mastani  and Onir in  I Am.  It has been in the making since 2018 , and the  first season is now finally complete.

Curiously the entire cast  and crew has been  given a gag  order by Disney-Hotstar who have acquired the exclusive streaming rights  for The Empire(formerly The Moghuls).

One member  of the team  spoke  on condition of anonymity  about the series, “I think we’ve all been  sworn  into secrecy considering the  sensitive nature  of  the  content. Delving into Moghul history at  this  time in India’s  political  history is  not the most sensible thing to do. I think  they decided  to change the title  for this very reason. I don’t think at the moment the country  is in  the mood to welcome  a series on Mughal history.”

 The team is  hopeful that  the  strong content and the  universal  appeal  of the  presentation  would override any preconceived  prejudices the series may face.

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