Actor Rasika Dugal has joined British veteran Stephen Fry for the 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.