Hotstar is all set to bring an epic story The Empire based on the book Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford. The makers of the series released the trailer of the eight-episode series traces the saga of emperor Babur, ‘from the valley of Ferghana to Samarkand and beyond’.
The Empire will mark actor Kunal Kapoor’s digital debut. It is produced by Nikkhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment, who also serves as showrunner. The show has been shot across India and Uzbekistan.
The Hotstar orignal show is directed by Mitakshara Kumar, who is known for working as an associate director with Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his epic film Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat.
Nikkhil Advani said in a statement, “The Empire is a dream project that I have nurtured for years. The narrative we are exploring is something none of the makers have ever attempted in the history of Indian entertainment and given this story a fictional and creative bent. It’s overwhelming to see the trailer receive resounding praises and we hope that it makes for an unforgettable viewing experience.”
It also stars Shabana Azmi, Drashti Dhami, Dino Morea, Aditya Seal, Sahher Bambba and Rahul Dev, The Empire is slated for an August 27 release on Disney+ Hotstar.