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The Empire release date: When and where to watch Shabana Azmi, Kunal Kapoor starrer epic drama

The period drama will focus on the first half of the life of Mughal Emperor Babur

Alfred Francis
Aug 25, 2021
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Even since Disney+Hotstar announced the title four weeks ago, there has been much speculation and talk about this epic-drama series. According to some latest reports, the period-action-drama is set to air on August 27. With less than 72 hours to go, the fans are excited for the series which is set to be made in a ‘Baahubali model’ with a ‘Bhansali touch’ in the series.

Kunal Kapoor will be playing the legendary King Babur. The series will also mark his digital debut. The series will focus more on the personal side of the Emperor. It will also explore his adventures during his valourous youth. The series will begin from the teenage days of Babur when he ascended to the throne of Ferghana.

The series will also focus on people who supported Babur in his conquests and rule. Shabana Azmi will play the role of Babur’s grandmother Esan Daulat. The actress has defined her character as highly manipulative and scheming and called her a “king-maker”.

Dhrashti Dhami will appear as Khanzada, Babur’s fearless sister and his main tactician, and Dino Morea plays the role of Shaibani Khan, a rival and ruthless emperor who has eyes on Babur’s kingdom. Dino Morea will play the role of barbaric yet scheming villain. The series will also feature some of familiar faces like Aditya Seal as Humayun and Rahul Dev as Wazir Khan.

Mitakshara Kumar helms the project and has co-written the big-budget series with Bhavani Iyer. The series is based on Alex Rutherford's Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North. The novel is a highly fictionalised and creative version of the Mughal Empire. The eight episode series was shot extensively across Uzbekistan and in India.

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