Online streaming app Hotstar has been in controversy with the release of web show The Empire. #UninstallHotstar is trending on Twitter. The series is said to be based on the novel “Empire of the Mogul: Raiders from the North” by Alex Rutherford. The show is based on Babur the ruler of the Mughal Empire. Fans are criticizing this show.
Under the Information Technology Rules 2021, the officials had received complaints about this series that the series glorifies Babar. But the officials dismissed it saying that the series was not glorifying Babar. Hotstar has claimed that there is nothing controversial in the web series.
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At the same time, people on social media are posting screenshots of Hotstar uninstalling. One user wrote – Invaders who destroy and loot India, kill Hindus, convert in the name of intolerant jihad are being glorified in 2021? Is this what we are doing? Shame on you producers, writers, actors.
At the same time, a user wrote – Hotstar has dismissed the complaints against its web series on Babar. Claimed that they were not glorifying the Islamic invader. I have uninstalled, have you?? Many similar tweets are being made.
Let us tell you that Nikhil Advani has produced the show. The show has stars like Shabana Azmi, Dino Morea, Drishti Dhami, Kunal Kapoor, Aditya Seal, Rahul Dev.