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Rasika Dugal joins Stephen Fry for audio series The Empire, says ‘it’s a delight to hear beautiful voices’

Rasika Dugal, last seen in Mirzapur 2, has signed the BBC Radio 2 series, written by Indian stand-up comedian-screenwriter Anuvab Pal and directed by Ed Morrish, an award-winning radio comedy producer.

By: PTI | Mumbai |
March 6, 2021 3:13:07 pm
rasika dugal stephen fry the empire seriesRasika Dugal is thrilled to have collaborated with Stephen Fry for The Empire, a comedy audio series. (Photo: Rasika Dugal/Instagram, AP)

Actor Rasika Dugal has joined British veteran Stephen Fry for international comedy audio series The Empire. Dugal, who was last seen in Mirzapur 2, has signed the BBC Radio 2 series, written by Indian stand-up comedian-screenwriter Anuvab Pal and directed by Ed Morrish, an award-winning radio comedy producer.

The Empire is set in Imperial India, where the new district magistrate of Darjeeling grapples with the responsibilities of his new post with the help – and sometimes hindrance – of his colleagues, read the official synopsis.

“Anuvab Pal’s script had me in splits when I read it. I had come off a three month long shoot for an intense drama series and comedy is just what I needed,” Dugal said in a statement.

The comedy series will also voice feature Doctor Who actor Michelle Gomez and actor-writer Alexander Owen of Midsomer Murders fame. Dugal has lent her voice for the character of Sapna, a proto-revolutionary.

The 32-year-old actor said she is honoured to collaborate with the likes of Fry, Owen and Gomez for the show.

“All of us logged in to a zoom call and recorded from studios in different parts of the world from different time zones. It was a delight to witness so much talent and listen to such beautiful voices,” she said. The Empire, which is a Channel X production for BBC Radio 2, will release on Sunday.

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