Aditya Seal opens up about playing Humayun in Disney Plus Hotstar’s The Empire, shedding his ‘Student Of The Year 2’ chocolate boy image for versatile roles, changing filmmakers’ mindset with his challenging character in the show & not getting overshadowed in a multi-starrer!
Talking about doing different roles after getting a good response for his 2019 film Student Of The Year 2, the actor said, "Enjoyed doing ‘Student Of The Year 2’ but it’s not something that I can only do. I enjoy playing characters which have a lot more depth and soul and I have been wanting to do something like that and The Empire gave me a chance to do that."
The Empire, an eight-episode long streaming series, is based on the novel Empire of the Moghul by Alex Rutherford. Directed by Mitakshara Kumar, The Empire features Dino Morea as Muhammad Shaybani Khan, Kunal Kapoor as Babur, Shabana Azmi as Aisan Daulat Begum, Drashti Dhami as Khanzada Begum and Aditya Seal as Humayun.