The Empire Trailer: From the pages of Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford comes the story of a young king faced with a seemingly impossible challenge as rampaging armies and brutal enemies threaten his destiny, throne and even survival. One of India’s biggest video-streaming platforms, Disney+ Hotstar, joins hands with prolific filmmaker Nikkhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment to present the biggest show ever created in India, The Empire – a fiction saga of a warrior-turned-king.
Based on Alex Rutherford’s literary work ‘Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North’ the show traces the saga of an empire from the valley of Ferghana to Samarkand and beyond.
Mounted on an unrivalled scale that brings together India’s finest talent, spectacular visuals and a gripping narrative, Hotstar Specials presents The Empire is set to release for all subscribers of Disney+ Hotstar on 27th August 2021. The show marks the digital debut of Kunal Kapoor and also stars Shabana Azmi, Drashti Dhami, Dino Morea, Aditya Seal, Sahher Bambba, and Rahul Dev.
Mitakshara Kumar is making his directorial debut with the Hotstar series, which is written by Bhavani Iyer. The 8-episode series has brought together immensely talented costume designers, VFX professionals, production and sound designers, action choreographers, all part of a mammoth crew who breathed life into this ambitious vision. Shot across multiple locations in India and Uzbekistan brings alive a spectacular and imposing experience studded with epic scenes of battlegrounds, stupendous forts, and vast landscapes.
As The Empire trailer is now out, showrunner 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.”
Kunal Kapoor said, “We have heard many stories about Babur and the Mughals, but very little about who they were, where they came from and how they came into India. In this fictional take, this is a character with a lot of complexities, and that is what intrigued me as an actor. The Empire trailer is just a small glimpse into its entire world.”
Watch The Empire trailer below:
Actor Shabana Azmi said, “For many years I have been fascinated by the imperial lives from the pages of history. We have seen and read many stories but the ones that I love the most are where women play strategic roles; much like my character in The Empire – she is fierce, confident and knows what she wants. I hope the audience enjoys watching her as much as I enjoyed playing her.”
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