Since the announcement of his upcoming show, the actor Naseeruddin Shah has been talking about the contribution of the Mughals.
Before the show’s release next month, the seasoned and outspoken actor discussed the background of the Mughal dynasty. He also discussed how several members of the dynasty’s ruling class have recently received disproportionately negative press.
The Mughal empire’s contributions to India have been questioned time after time, and discussions of the rulers frequently ignore whatever positive deeds they may have carried out in favor of portraying them simply as invaders.
In an interview with Indian Express, the actor said,
“It amuses me because it is so utterly ridiculous. I mean, people can’t tell the difference between Akbar and a murderous invader like Nader Shah or Babar’s great-grandfather Taimur. These were people who came here to loot, the Mughals didn’t come here to loot. They came here to make this their home and that’s what they did. Who can deny their contribution?”
“So what people are saying is to some extent true, that the Mughals have been glorified at the expense of our indigenous traditions. Perhaps that’s true, [But] there is no need to villainize them either. If everything they did was horrible, then knock down the Taj Mahal, knock down the Red Fort, and knock down Qutub Minar. Why do we consider the Red Fort sacred, it was built by a Mughal. We need not glorify them, but there is no need to vilify them either.”
Moreover, A Wednesday actor even revealed that the number of religious believers greatly outweighs the number of unbelievers. Faith cannot be contested. He has acquaintances who claim that all people in his community are not worthy of living here.
When the series trailer first came out, it received a lot of praise.
In addition, Dharmendra received praise for his dialogue delivery and how, despite his advanced age and health concerns, he still manages to look so vibrant.
Aashim Gulati as Prince Salim, Taha Shah as Prince Murad, Shubham Kumar Mehra as Prince Daniyal, Aditi Rao Hydari as Anarkali, Sandhya Mridul as Queen Jodha Bai, and seasoned actor Dharmendra as Sheikh Salim Christi are among the other cast members of Taj – Split by Blood.
The series will premiere on March 3 on Zee5.