watch the empire online: The Empire, based on Alex Rutherford’s novel Empire of the Moghul, focuses on the rise and fall of the Mughal Empire through generations starting from Babur to Aurangzeb. The story spans over 200 years. Season 1 of the show is set in the late 15th and 16th centuries. It presents Babur’s early struggles in and around his kingdom Samarkand, Uzbekistan before he moved to South-East.
Talking about her role in the movie, Shabana Azmi says that she always wanted to play a historical character and her desire has been fulfilled as she plays the role of Babur’s grandmother Aisan Daulat Begum. Azmi calls her an interesting woman who is handling all the machinations of the empire. She also said that the show is replete with strong woman characters and also revealed that the story is about the strong relationship between a brother and his sister.
Its ensemble cast includes actors like Shabana Azmi, Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea, Drashti Dhami and Rahul Dev. The show has eight episodes. It is billed as “India’s biggest ever TV show”. It is directed by Mitakshara Kumar and is the brainchild of National Award-winning filmmaker Nikkhil Advani. Read more about the cast of The Empire here.
Talking about his character Babur, Kapoor said that the series revolves around Babur and the Mughals. It also talks about who they were, where they came from and how they came into India. Here’s everything you should know about the series.
The Empire release date
Kapoor makes his streaming debut with the show and all the episodes of The Empire season 1 will release on Friday on August 27.
Where to watch The Empire
Besides India, The Empire will be available on Disney+Hotstar in the US, the UK, Canada and Singapore. Here’s the first look of the movie.
Watch the Empire trailer here which has got 41,264,113 views so far.