Shabana Azmi, Dia Mirza and Ronit Roy in Nikhil Advani’s Web Series ‘Moghul’
Mumbai: Web-series are the ‘in-thing’ these days. As entertainment is shifting from television to mobile phones, directors and filmmakers are turning towards digital entertainment. As per latest reports, Nikkhil Advani is all set to make a web series based on the novel ‘Empire Of The Moghul’ written by Alex Rutherfood. The book is a historical account charting the birth, rise and fall of the Mughal empire from Babur to Aurangzeb.
In the show, actor Ronit Roy will be essaying the role of Babur. The role of Babur’s grandmother Esan Daulat will be played by veteran actress Shabana Azmi. It is a historical fact that Esan Daulat was a powerful lady who played a major role in ensuring that a 12-year-old Babur is crowned as the king after his father’s death.
Actress Dia Mirza, who was last seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju will be playing the role of Babur’s sister Khanzada in the web series. Speaking about her role, Dia said that Babur’s sister Khanzada is rarely mentioned in general history books whereas historical memoirs like Baburnama and Humayunama are full of details about her. Dia further added that she is more than happy to play this role of a loved, respected and powerful lady.
Nikkhil Advani, who has already completed a schedule of the show in Jaipur, stated that he is glad about the way the project is shaping up. The director confessed that he always had a keen interest in the Mughal era and immediately took up the project when the idea was first suggested.
After the completion of the first schedule in Jaipur, the unit has now moved to Karjat to shoot the second leg of ‘Moghul’.
Worth mentioning, Karan Johar next titled Takht is also based in the Mughal period. The movie which stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor will be a period drama based in the Mughal era, depicting the politics, rivalry and silent battle within a royal household to acquire the majestic Mughal throne.