Shabana Azmi Starrer The Empire: Release Date, Cast And Where To Watch

The official trailer was unveiled on Saturday, August 7 giving a glimpse of what the audience can expect from the series.

Mishi Seth
Aug 07, 2021 10:04 IST
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The Mughal-era series starring Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea and Shabana Azmi, The Empire, released its first trailer on August 7. Helmed by Mitakshara Kumar and Nikkhil Advani, the story adaptation has been credited to Bhavani Iyer. The Empire Release Date

The series is set to release on August 27 this year.

The Empire is a series based on the fiction novel series Empire of the Moghul by Alex Rutherford. The thriller is directed by Mitakshara Kumar and Nikkhil Advani under The Nikhil Advani production banner.

The eight-episode long series traces the origins of a dynasty showcasing the journey of Emperor Babur and the beginning of the Mughal Empire in India.


The Empire Release Date

The Empire is slated to release on August 27 2021 on the OTT platform, Disney+ Hotstar. The official trailer was unveiled on Saturday, August 7 giving a glimpse of what the audience can expect from the series.

Kunal Kapoor, one of the lead actors had shared the motion poster of the web series recently, writing in his Instagram post, “An emperor’s quest for the throne is about to begin.”


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.”

The Empire: cast and crew

The series stars Shabana Azmi, Kunal Kapoor, Drashti Dhami, Srijan Srivastava, Aditya Seal, Sahher Bambba, Rahul Dev and others. Earlier, actor Ronit Roy was approached to play Babur on the show. However, later it was reported that he has left the project.


Actor Kunal Kapoor will make his digital debut with this series.

The series is co-directed by Mitakshara Kumar and Nikkhil Advani. Kumar has worked as an associate director on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epics Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. This series is his directorial debut. The story adaptation is done by Bhavani Iyer.

Watch the trailer of The Empire here

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