Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan
This sixteenth-century love story is based on the real-life marriage between the Muslim Mughal emperor Akbar (Roshan) and the Hindu princess Jodhaa (Bachchan, a former Miss World) a political alliance forged between the emperor and Jodhaa's father. Akbar falls in love with his new bride, but Jodhaa, who hates being used as a pawn, resents him. To capture the grandeur of the Moghul Empire, 80 elephants, 100 horses and 55 camels were used in the film, along with more than a thousand dancers in traditional clothing. The result is a sweeping piece of cinematic history.
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