#UninstallHotstar goes trending on Twitter as The Empire web series releases on Hotstar

Hotstar has released ‘The Empire’ on Friday. The web series is produced by Nikkhil Advani. The show also features an impressive star cast including Shabana Azmi, Dino Morea, Drashti Dhami, Kunal Kapoor, Aditya Seal, Sahher Bambba, Rahul Dev and others.

The Empire is based on Alex Rutherford’s “Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North,”, The epic period action drama traces the saga of an empire from the valley of Ferghana to Samarkhand and beyond.

After the release of the trailer, there were many complaints from the fans who accused them of glorifying the Islamic invader Babur. The grievance officer appointed under Information Technology (Guidelines for intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 also received many complaints about the series. However, the officer rejected them claiming that the series is not glorifying Babur.

According to India TV, Hotstar also claimed that the web series does not make reference to the 2019 Supreme Court judgement in favour of Ram Lalla Virajman at the Ram Janmabhoomi temple where the disputed structure, often referred to as Babri Masjid, stood.

But now, after the release of The Empire on Hotstar, #UninstallHotstar has got trending on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets:

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