Disney+ Hotstar along with Nikkhil Advani set to launch a new reign of digital entertainment with The Empire
News Desk, News Nation 360 : From the pages of Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford comes to the story of a young king who is faced with a seemingly impossible challenge as rampaging armies and brutal enemies threaten his destiny, throne and even survival. Disney+ Hotstar has joined hands with prolific filmmaker Nikkhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment to present the biggest show created in India, The Empire - a fiction saga of a warrior turned-king and the kingmakers who forged his destiny. The saga in Hotstar Specials presents The Empire begins with a young 14-year-old ascending the throne of Ferghana, and follows his journey of becoming King Babur (Kunal Kapoor). The series highlights how a king is created by his people, kingdom and the significant role his family plays in building him. It largely features the earlier aspects of his life in Fergana and Samarkand with a focus on his personal life. Being politically astute with a razor-sharp mind, his foresighted fearless grandmother Esan Daulat (Shabana Azmi) plays the role of the ultimate kingmaker. Another powerful force behind him is the iron-willed Khanzada (Drashti Dhami) Babur’s sister and his guide, the epitome of royal grace who is vigilant, sharp and resilient; and as important as any general in his huge army. However, his greatest enemy is Shaibani Khan (Dino Morea), a menacing, overly ambitious and ruthless emperor whose chase for desire knows no limits. Also featuring actors Aditya Seal (Humayun), Rahul Dev (Wazir Khan), Sahher Bambba (Maham) among others, in critical roles, the series showcases Babur’s battles to protect Ferghana and Samarkand, his time spent in Kabul as a nomad, and the ultimate capture of his personal turmoil. Directed by Mitakshara Kumar who has also co-written this mammoth project with Bhavani Iyer, produced by Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani. Director Mitakshara Kumar stated that when he started working on The Empire, he treated it like a movie and not a show which allowed him to step into the big frame and create an experience on a massive scale where every detail was minutely taken care of, as they do for movies. He is lucky to have The Empire as his directorial debut and partners like Nikkhil Advani, Monisha Advani & Madhu Bhojwani at Emmay Entertainment and Disney+ Hotstar. The Empire, a first-of-its-kind visual spectacle, releases 27th August 2021 exclusively on Disney+Hotstar.
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REport : Anustup Kundu