Great joy in playing historical roles: Dia
Dia Mirza, who will play a pivotal role in Nikkhil Advani's Moghuls
- a historical show adapted from a novel - says it's a great joy to essay a character from history. "The Mughal empire has been a subject that I have always had keen interest in and it is truly exciting to work with Nikkhil and my most favourite Shabana Azmi and Ronit Roy," Dia said in a statement.
According to reports, Moghuls is going to be a lavishly-mounted show, a screen adaptation of Alex Rutherford's six-volume historical fiction novel Empire of
the Moghul, which starts with Babur and ends with the reign of Aurangzeb.
Roy will play Babur in the show, while Shabana will essay the role of his grandmother Esan Daulat and Dia will feature as his sister Khanzada. The team started shooting in Jaipur last week.
Without divulging much, Dia said, "It's much too early to say more, other than the fact that this is going to be a lot of hard work and I am truly looking for-