Last week the makers of the magnum opus series The Empire released the highly anticipated trailer. The series stars Shabana Azmi, Kunal Kapoor, Drashti Dhami, Dino Morea in the lead. It is one of the most eagerly awaited series and is slated to release on Disney+ Hotstar from August 27. Actor Kunal Kapoor who will be seen in the role of Mughal emperor Zahir ud-Din Muhammad Babur is been hugely appreciated for his stupendous character and look.
For Kunal, the historical drama is quite special, as it has given him the opportunity to do action, a genre that he always wanted to attempt as an actor. Sharing his experience of shooting the visual extravaganza during a live interaction with superstar Hrithik Roshan on the social media, Kunal had mentioned, “Over the years, a lot of people used to tell me that I should do action on screen but actually nobody offered me an action role. Fortunately, I got the opportunity to do action in ‘The Empire’ and it was really an incredible experience.”
“We have shot the action and war sequences in Rajasthan, with elephants, horses, and thousands of people around. To be honest, I thought shooting with horses would be something I won’t enjoy but I really enjoyed horse riding. It’s very dangerous when you are doing stunts with multiple horses around and that feels very intimidating. But I actually enjoyed horse riding a lot,” adds Kunal, also known for his rich baritone.
Meanwhile, Kunal recently launched his production house and besides that, he is also writing an unannounced project. Produced by Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani, Emmay Entertainment, the project is backed by Nikkhil Advani and is directed by Mitakshara Kumar.