Taj: Divided By Blood: Wiki, Cast, Release Date, Trailer, Story

Taj: Divided By Blood: Wiki, Cast, Release Date, Trailer, Story, Review, Streaming, Cinema, Age Rating, Summary, ZEE5, Drama, History, Naseeruddin Shah, OTT: Taj: Divided By Blood is an upcoming period drama on the Indian on-demand video streaming platform, Zee5. First launched in 2018, the freemium platform has gained a vast subscriber base and is coming up with interesting content. This time, it is all set to release its next original web series in the early days of March. Starring Naseeruddin Shah and Dharmendra, the ZEE5 Original revolves around the lives of Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Naseeruddin Shah and Dharmendra

Taj: Divided By Blood About

After releasing web series like Abhay, Laalbazaar, Maafia, and Rangbaaz,  ZEE5 is back with another original series titled ‘Taj: DIvided By Blood’. It is a period drama with a talented star cast and an interesting storyline. Indian History is very vast and thus has a lot of hidden secrets. With this ZEE5 Original series, the makers are depicting one such story of power, succession, and everything happening in between in the Mughal dynasty.

Official posters on new ZEE5 Original

Taj: Divided By Blood: Cast, Crew, Release Date, Ratings, and Other Details

Series/Film Name
Taj: Divided By Blood
Release Date March 3, 2023
Platform ZEE5
Genre Drama and Historical Fiction
Cast Dharmendra

Naseeruddin Shah

Aditi Rao Hydari

Sandhya Mridul

Rahul Bose

Zarina Wahab

Aashim Gulati

Taaha Shah

Director(s) Ron Scalpello

Ajay Singh

Vibhu Puri

Prashant Singh

Producer(s) Abhimanyu Singh

Roopali Singh

Run Time Not Yet Known
Language Original: Hindi

Others: Urdu, Tamil, and Telugu

Country India
Age Rating Not Yet Released
IMDB Rating Yet to be Released

Taj: Divided By Blood: Story

The history-based period drama is based on the 16th century Mughal Dynast. The story is written by Christopher Butera. William Borthwick and Simon Fantauzzo has written the screenplay and the dialogues are written by Ajay Singh, who is also one of the directors. This historical fiction revolves around Mughal Emperor Akbar who is finding the successor to his throne.

However, he refuses to give it just on the basis of ‘who was born first’. Soon, the three Mughal princes Salim, Murad, and Daniyal were indulged in a competition for power and succession.  In addition to that, it also follows the journey of Salim when a courtesan named Anarkali enters his life and the battle gets more intensified.

A still from the ZEE5 Original


The cast of the Taj: Divided by Blood includes talented actors like Naseeruddin Shah. He will be portraying the role of ‘Mughal Emperor Akbar’. 70s Bollywood Dharmendra will be seen as ‘Shaikh Salim Chisti’. With them, Aditi Rao Hydari will be seen as ‘Anarkali’, Aashim Gulati as ‘Prince Salim’, Taha Shah Badussha as ‘Prince Murad’, Shubham Kumar Mehra as ‘Prince Daniyal’, Rahul Bose as ‘Mirza Hakim’, Sandhya Mridul as ‘Jodha Bai’,  Zarina Wahab as ‘Salima Begum’, Padma Damodaran as ‘Ruqaiya Begum’, Pankaj Saraswat as ‘Abu Fazl’ and Shivani Tanskale as ‘Bhakt un Nisa’. Also, Anushka Luhar, Tanvi Negi, Jaanam Raaj, Subodh Bhave, Akshat Mishra, Pawan Chopra, and Aayam Mehta will also be seen in the web series.

Star Cast of Taj: Divided by Blood


Ron Scalpello along with Ajay Singh, Vibhu Puri, and Prashant Singh has directed the Naseeruddin Shah and Dharmendra starter Zee5 Original.

Production, Music, and Cinematography

The historical drama, Taj is produced under the banner Contiloe Pictures Private Limited of Abhimanyu Singh and Roopali Kadyan. Its first announcement was made in the year 2018. British television and film music composer, Ian Arber has given music in the series and the cinematography is done by Simon Temple and Tejal Shetye. In addition to that, Irfan Ishak, Ben King, and Ruchi Barar have edited the series.

Anarkali, Akbar and Salim

Taj: Divided By Blood Release Date

The Zee5 Original web series will premiere on March 3, 2023, on a freemium Indian streaming platform.

Taj: Divided By Blood Trailer

The trailer for the period drama was released on the official YouTube Channel of ZEE5 on  February 17, 2023. At the time of writing this article, it had more than 18 million views with 15 thousand likes.

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