Moghuls Web Series: Moghuls is an upcoming epic historical web show set to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar. Know about its cast, release date & plot.
After winning accolades for his TV show POW: Bandi Yuddh Ke and high on the commercial success of his last production, the John Abraham–Manoj Bajpayee starrer Satyameva Jayate, Nikkhil Advani is now directing a lavishly-mounted show, titled Moghuls. It is a screen adaptation of Alex Rutherford’s six-volume historical fiction novel, Empire of the Moghul, which starts with Babur and ends with the reign of Aurangzeb. The audience has been eagerly waiting for the show to premiere from the time of its announcement. From its cast to release date, here is what we know about the show.
What will be the plot of Moghuls?
The show is a screen adaptation of Alex Rutherford’s six-volume historical fiction novel, Empire of the Moghul, which starts with Babur and ends with the reign of Aurangzeb. It is anticipated that the first season of Moghuls would revolve around Babur, his obsession with the city of Samarkand and his rule in Kabul before he came to Hindustan. The first season will most likely set up the tone and premise for the show to progress to the successive seasons.
The cast of Moghuls web series
Moghuls will witness a stellar cast, comprising of Ronit Roy, Shabana Azmi and Dia Mirza. Ronit will portray the protagonist’s role of Babur, whereas Dia Mirza will be seen essaying Babur’s sister Khanzada. It is definitely a meaty role and we can’t wait to see Dia give a stunning performance. Shabana Azmi will be playing Babur’s grandmother, Esan Daulat, who took charge and crowned Babur as King at 12 years of age, after his father Umar Shaikh’s death. Loveyatri actress Warina Hussain will also star in the show. However, details about her roles are still kept under wrap. The rest of the cast hasn’t been revealed yet.
How is the production been progressing?
The show is being helmed by Nikhil Advani, who an interview with Mumbai Mirror said, “I have always been fascinated by the Moghul era, its politics and the lives of the emperors, so when the channel came to me with the adaptation rights to the book, I was happy to come on board.” Bhavani Iyer is writing the screenplay, and Kausar Munir has penned the dialogues for the show.
Principal photography took place in Jaipur in September 2018 and moved to Karjat for two weeks as they wanted to be authentic to books. The second schedule started from February 2019 as Nikhil Advani was busy with his film Batla House in between. The shoot had been progressing at a brisk pace till the Covid-19 pandemic played spoilsport, forcing them to halt production.
Is there a Trailer for Moghuls?
Unfortunately, there is no trailer as of now but it is anticipated that major announcements might drop pretty soon on the social media handles of Disney+ Hotstar.
When will Moghuls premiere on Disney+ Hotstar?
With the global pandemic having halted movie and TV production all over the world, the show will definitely be delayed. In addition, the VFX- heavy narrative too will need some time. Hence, we can expect the release date to be kept somewhere near mid-late 2021.
Karan Johar next titled Takht is also based in the Mughal period. Starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor, the period drama film depicts the politics, rivalry and silent battle in Mughal era.
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