The web series ‘The Empire’ has been embroiled in controversies as soon as it is released. Based on the story of the first Mughal ruler Babur, this web series has been released on the online streaming platform Disney Hotstar. There is a demand to boycott ‘The Empire’ on social media. Users are very angry about this series and they allege that Mughals have been glorified in it. #UninstallHotstar hashtag is trending on Twitter in protest against Hotstar.
Users on Twitter are constantly expressing their anger against ‘The Empire’. Users say that in this web series, an attempt has been made to glorify Babar and make him look good. Babur was an assassin who killed millions of Hindus in India. Users are also referring to the incident of Babar demolishing Ram temple and building a mosque on Twitter. Users believe that such web series is going to hurt religious sentiments.
From where this type of seris get fund??
Everyone knows…chamcha giri jho karni hai..
And sicularism may be thus way blooms..😆 pic.twitter.com/1It4ccpRFJ
— Gem of Nationalist and filmy (@Optimismoflove) August 27, 2021
— Proud Sanatani Kashyap (@kashyapbabakkc) August 27, 2021
To express their anger against the web series ‘The Empire’, users are not only tweeting, but people are uninstalling Hotstar and posting its printshots with the hashtag #UninstallHotstar. One user expressed anger and wrote, ‘Invaders who destroy and loot India, kill Hindus, convert in the name of intolerant jihad are being glorified in 2021’.
Those invaders who destroyed and looted India, killed Hindus, converted them in the name of their intolerant Jihad are being glorified in 2021?
Is this what we are doing?
— Achintya pandey (अचिन्त्य पांडेय)🇮🇳 (@achintyaapandey) August 27, 2021
— बीरेंद्र गुप्ता (@BirendrguptaBJP) August 27, 2021
‘The Empire’ is based on ‘Riders from the North’, the first episode of ‘Empire of the Muggle’, a series of six historical novels by Alex Rutherford. Produced by Nikkhil Advani, this web series has starred actors like Shabana Azmi, Dino Morea, Drishti Dhami, Kunal Kapoor, Aditya Seal, Sahar Bamba and Rahul Dev.