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Aditya Seal responds to the backlash against 'The Empire' 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 • Hindi Comments

Aditya Seal responds to the backlash against The Empire 

Disney+ Hotstar recently came up with the historical drama web show titled 'The Empire'. It is not easy to pull off period drama full of war sequences on such a large scale but 'The Empire' managed to tell an interesting narrative with solid performances from the principle cast. However, since the show is based on Mughal emperor Babur, there's a group of netizens who feel that the show is unnecessarily glorifying an invader.

Actor Aditya Seal, who plays the role of Babur's son Humayun in the show shared his opinion on the matter. He said, "I was rather worried about staying as close to history as possible. We do take liberties. It is cinema after all, but those liberties shouldn’t offend a certain section of people. Of course there will be some backlash that we were glorifying invaders. I say if you have a problem, please go back in time and change history. A huge film like Border was based on an incident but that doesn’t mean you’re glorifying war.”

Talking about his first impression of the show, Aditya said, "I knew what it was about and the concept. But when I first saw its teaser where Kunal Kapoor as Babur says “Paigham bhijwa do sabko, hum aa rahe hain”, I was blown away. It was making a huge statement. There I realised this is way bigger than what I had imagined."

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