- Zee 5 premiered the show on March 3, 2023
- The show encapsulates the inner wars of succession in Akbar’s reign
- Have an ensemble cast of Dharmendra, Naseeruddin Shah, Aditi Rao Hyadari
The Mughal emperor Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar, also referred to as Akbar the Great, is a figure about whom we have all heard stories. In the current political landscape of the country, Akbar is been in the news, mostly for the wrong reasons. Several TV series and films on him have been produced. Jodhaa Akbar, starring Hrithik Roshan as Emperor Akbar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Rajkumari Jodhaa Bai, was released in 2008. The movie was a hit among the masses. Later in 2013, Zee TV brought the fictitious story of Jodhabai and Akbar love story on television in Rajat Tokas and Paridhi Sharma helmed the serial Jodha Akbar. The well-known streaming service is now adding the web series “Taj: Divided by Blood” to its OTT lineup.
When and Where to Watch Taj: Divided by Blood
On March 3, 2023, the series began to stream on the OTT platform ZEE5. The first season of the show has ten episodes. The launch date for Taj: Divided By Blood had already been confirmed by the OTT streamer. Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu audio streams will be available for the viewers.
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Taj – Divided by Blood cast is as follows:
- Naseeruddin Shah as King Akbar
- Aditi Rao Hydari as Anarkali
- Aashim Gulati as Prince Salim
- Taha Shah as Prince Murad
- Shubham Kumar Mehra as Prince Daniyal
- Sandhya Mridul as Queen Jodha Bai
- Zareena Wahab as Queen Salima
- Sauraseni Maitra as Mehr un Nisa
- Rahul Bose as Mirza Hakim
- Dharmendra as Sheikh Salim Christi
- Subodh Bhave
- Aayam Mehta
- Deepraj Rana
- Shivani Tanksale
- Padma Damodharan
- Pankaj Saraswat
- Digambar Prasad
- Zachary Coffin
The show is written by Simon Fantauzzo with Ronald Scalpello as the director. The show is produced by Contiloe Digital along with William Borthwick as the showrunner.
The producers claim that Taj – Divided by Blood would depict King Akbar’s reign as he searches for a good heir to carry on his illustrious history. The show dramatises the rise and collapse of the succeeding generations, showcasing the great dynasty’s beauty and savagery, their love of the arts, poetry, and architecture, as well as their incredibly callous actions about their own family in the pursuit of power.
With the ensemble cast of Dharmendra, Aditi Rao Hydri, and Naseeruddin Shah, the show has garnered much anticipation from the viewers. The trailer of the show has received 31 million views on YouTube, which speaks volumes about the hype it has created among viewers.