The highly anticipated historical period drama series The Empire has released on renowned OTT streaming platform Disney Hotstar in August 2021 and has been getting rave reviews from fans, netizens and even the bollywood industry. In a new interview, hunk and heartthrob bollywood star Dino Morea backs The Empire series, says its just lot of fiction.
Helmed by Mitakshara Kumar, the series has also faced criticism from a section of audience as they believe the show glorifies Mughals and talking about same, bollywood star Dino Morea backs The Empire series, says its just lot of fiction.
Opening up on the allegations against the series for probably glorifying Mughals, Dino Morea backs The Empire series, says its just lot of fiction.
Speaking about that, Dino Morea, who plays Shaybani Khan on the show, has finally addressed the issue in his new interview thereby blatantly dismissing all the allegations and said that the story for the show has been ‘fictionalised’ and he started off in his new interview with a leading indian daily publication by saying, “If you read the book, you will understand that there is a lot of fiction mixed with history to dramatise the narrative and make it more fun to read. Likewise, we have fictionalised our story as well, so viewers remain engaged with the story. Yes, it tells the story of the Mughal era, but we are not glorifying anybody. It’s not history; it’s just a lot of fiction”.
Dino Morea had made his debut with television show Captain Vyom and then switched to Bollywood with the 1999 romance drama Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi.
Revealing about the concerns of being typecast of getting only negative roles and the Raaz actor shares, “As an actor, I’m not really worried about being typecast. I feel it doesn’t happen anymore. Every character has its unique trajectory, and I try to do my best for every role I take up. So, yes, if offered another negative role, I will take it. I feel certain negative characters, or the ones with grey shades, provide more scope for acting. These characters help you excel. And such interesting characters allure me”.
The Empire, an eight-episode long streaming series, is based on the novel Empire of the Moghul by Alex Rutherford and created by award winning film maker Nikkhil Advani. The series features an ensemble star cast of Dino as the antagonist Muhammad Shaybani Khan, Kunal Kapoor as Babur, Shabana Azmi as Aisan Daulat Begum, Drashti Dhami as Khanzada Begum and Aditya Seal as Humayun.