With the debut of the web programme The Empire, the online streaming app Hotstar has been embroiled in controversy. #Uninstall Twitter is trending with the hashtag #Hotstar. The series is claimed to be based on Alex Rutherford’s book “Empire of the Mogul: Raiders from the North.” Babur, the emperor of the Mughal Empire, is the subject of the programme. This programme is being panned by fans.
Shabana Azmi and Dino Morea star in the main roles of The Empire. The authorities received complaints about this series under the Information Technology Rules 2021, claiming that it praises Babar. However, authorities rejected it, claiming that the series does not glorify Babar. According to Hotstar, there is nothing contentious about the web series.