Taj – Divided by Blood, ZEE5's largest original series to date, was announced. Taj – Divided by Blood is a revelatory account of the inner workings and succession drama that played out in the hallowed chambers of the Mughal empire. It was produced by Contiloe Digital, with William Borthwick serving as the showrunner, Simon Fantauzzo serving as the writer, and Ronald Scalpello serving as the director.
Veteran actor Dharmendra, stunning Aditi Rao Hydari, attractive men Aashim Gulati, Taha Shah, Shubham Kumar Mehra, and versatile Sandhya Mridul, as well as spokespeople Manish Kalaria(Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India), Nimisha Pandey (Chief Content Officer – Hindi Originals, ZEE5), and Producer Abhimanyu Singh of Contiloe Digital, attended the grand announcement in Mumbai The show's logo was revealed by drawing the curtains and lighting a 40-foot logo structure on fire at Carter Road promenade, Mumbai's most popular hangout. This shocked and excited the audience.
The reign of King Akbar, who is looking for a worthy successor for his great legacy, is depicted in Taj: Divided by Blood. The series tells the story of the dynasty's rise and fall through the generations. It shows how beautiful and brutal this great dynasty was, how much they loved art, poetry, and architecture, and how they made surprising cold-blooded decisions for their own family in the name of power.
Naseeruddin Shah portrays King Akbar, Aditi Rao Hydari portrays Anarkali, Aashim Gulati portrays Prince Salim, Taha Shah portrays Prince Murad, Shubham Kumar Mehra portrays Prince Daniyal, Sandhya Mridul portrays Queen Jodha Bai, Zareena Wahab portrays Queen Salima, Sauraseni Maitra portrays Mehr un Nisa, Rahul Bose portrays Mirza Ha Subodh Bhave, Aayam Mehta, Deepraj Rana, Shivani Tanksale, Padma Damodharan, Pankaj Saraswat, Digambar Prasad, and Zachary Coffin also appear in supporting roles in the show.