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Nikkhil Advani’s TV series ‘Moghuls’ to feature Shabana Azmi, Ronit Roy and Dia Mirza

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Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani had last directed ‘Katti Batti‘ featuring Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan. Post that, he directed a TV series ‘P.O.W. – Bandi Yuddh Ke’ which garnered rave reviews from the audiences and critics alike. The director is now all set to make yet another TV Series and it’s going to be set on a lavish scale.

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A report in Mumbai Mirror states that Nikkhil will be directing a TV series based on Alex Rutherford’s historical fiction novel, ‘Empire of the Moghul’. The show, which is tentatively titled ‘Moghuls’ will see Ronit Roy playing the role of Babur, whereas Shabana Azmi will play Esan Daulat (Babur’s grandmother) and actress Dia Mirza will play Khanzada (Babur’s sister).

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Sharing his excitement about making this series, Nikkhil told Mirror, “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. The first season will revolve around Babur, his obsession with the city of Samarkand and his rule in Kabul before he came to Hindustan.”

Both Shabana and Dia Mirza are happy about being a part of this project, with Dia looking forward to work and learn from the veteran actress. The report also stated that the show’s screenplay is being written by Bhavani Iyer, while lyricist Kausar Munir will be writing its dialogues.

The shooting of the show has already begun. After completing the Jaipur schedule, the team is reportedly shooting in Karjat currently.

So guys, how excited you are to watch this grand series? Do let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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