Drashti Dhami, known for her roles as Geet and Madhubala, wants to blow up the Internet as Khanzada in Empire. The popular TV actress made her digital debut on the Disney Plus Hotstar show on Friday Shabana Azmi and Dino Morea starring.
Excited to be back on screen, the actor shared that while it wasn’t a forced break for her, she was waiting for something exciting. “I will be honest. I wasn’t showered with a lot of calls but there were some things, which I said no and some that did not work out. I am thankful as it worked in my favor, and I could get The Empire. I don’t think I could have asked for anything better,” Drashti said.
The actor also shared that he did not audition for the role, but was invited to the role. After meeting with creator Nikhil Advani and director Mitakshara Kumar, followed by a series of appearance tests, the actor was immediately present. Since Drashti has never dealt with history and mythology on television, we wonder how they see Khanzada in him. “I guess they had an eye,” she said with a big smile.
Giving more details about her character, Drashti Dhami said that Khanzada is strong, fierce, and yet is very emotional. Sharing that she hasn’t played a character like this before, she said, “She is the sister of Babar and can do anything to keep her family together and protect them. Without a blink, she can sacrifice anything. We have all studied and heard tales of our kings, but no one ever spoke about the princess and queen and how they helped build an empire. They worked hard to become the kingmaker and helped them in making decisions. I really enjoyed playing this part and I hope the world can now see me in a different light.”
In “Empire” there is a general cast, but for the actor, it is not the length of the role that is important, but the performance. He also added that he wanted to do something different and the web series offers him the same.
Sounding emotional talking about millions who love her unconditionally, Drashti Dhami added, “I feel so blessed to have them in my life. I haven’t met most of them and they stand by you through your ups and downs. The response and love the trailer has received make me thank God for giving me these amazing fans.”
The Empire is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.