Watch ‘Taj – Divided by Blood’ Trailer:
‘Taj – Divided by Blood’ is a Zee5 series that will revolve around the succession drama over the Mughal throne. Directed by Ronald Scalpello and produced by Contiloe Pictures, it will have 10 episodes.
Naseeruddin Shah: Akbar
Dharmendra: Salim Chisti
Aditi Rao Hydari: Anarkali
Aashim Gulati: Prince Salim
Taha Shah Badussha: Prince Murad
Shubham Kumar Mehra: Prince Daniyal
Rahul Bose: Mirza Hakim
Sandhya Mridul: Jodha Bai
Zarina Wahab: Queen Salima Begum
Padma Damodaran: Queen Ruqaiya Begum
Pankaj Saraswat: Abu Fazl
Shivani Tanskale: Bhakt un Nisa
Taj – Divided By Blood Release Date:
It premieres on Zee5 on 3rd March 2023.
Episode Name List:
Ep1 –Succession, Ep2 – The Battles of Kabul, Ep3 – A message from God, Ep4 –May his Glory be Glorified, Ep5 – Qubool Hai, Ep6- Birth of a King, Ep7- Sins of the Father, Ep8 – How they Sing, Ep9- The lies they tell, Ep10 –All that Remains.
On playing the iconic role of Anarkali, Aditi Rao reveals that she was intimidated as well as excited at the prospect and hopes that she has done justice to the part.
“When I was asked to play Anarkali I was afraid as much as I was excited. Anarkali is an iconic character, her beauty and grace was considered unparalleled and enchanting beyond one’s imagination. I was intimidated at first and especially because of how it’s been portrayed by the mesmerising Madhubala in Mughal-e-azam. What made me take a leap was a meeting with the director Ron Scalpello and the writers William and Simon. Anarkali has been written very uniquely and so it felt like a new challenge to take on. The collaborative nature of our discussions also really added to my journey into this world to make it my own.” Aditi said.