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5 reasons why The Empire should be the show you binge-watch this weekend

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From the pages of ‘Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North’ by Alex Rutherford comes 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. 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. 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. 

Unexplored storyline

Directed by Mitakshara Kumar and adapted from Alex Rutherford’s book, ‘The Empire’ explores the coming of age story of a young king and his fight to save the honour of his family and kingdom. The gripping story traverses across characters that play an integral part in making him the emperor and continue to have his back as he begins to doubt his capabilities as the head of the state. 

Ravishing ensemble cast

‘The Empire’ on Disney+ Hotstar brings together different captivating actors in the cast. Actor Kunal Kapoor plays Babur who will be seen battling actor Dino Morea who dons the ferocious look of the antagonist Shaibani Khan in the series. Drashti Dhami makes her digital debut with ‘The Empire’ as Khanzada. Joining them is the evergreen Shabana Azmi playing Begum Aisan Daulat.

Massive production on an unprecedented scale

Shot across multiple locations in India and Uzbekistan, ‘The Empire’ brings alive a spectacular and imposing experience studded with epic scenes of battlegrounds, stupendous forts, and vast landscapes.

Promises to be a visual spectacle

The eight-episode series, ‘The Empire’, has brought together some talented costume designers, VFX professionals, production and sound designers, action choreographers all part of a mammoth crew who breathed life into this ambitious vision.

Strong women characters

‘The Empire’ marks the first show to bring the spotlight on women who make and support the king. This is the first series where the audiences will witness a woman as the kingmaker who holds years of wisdom and guides the king on how to kill and conquer. The story progresses to show how the king’s sister faces grave challenges in order to save her brother’s throne.

Thus it is easy to figure out that the whole series ‘The Empire’, is going to be totally power-packed.

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