Jodhaa Akbar is a film released on February 15, 2008.It is directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker, the director of the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan.It stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Bachchan.This film also marks the debut of newcomer Abir Abrar.Extensive research went into the making of this film which begun shooting at Karjat.
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya
The movie is about a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.
Ashutosh Gowarikers Jodhaa Akbar is the story of the greatest Mughal emperor that ruled Hindustan (now India), Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar, and a fiery young Rajput princess, Jodhaa. Set in the sixteenth century, this epic romance begins as a marriage of alliance between two cultures and religions, for political gain, with the Hindu King Bharmal of Amer giving his daughters hand to a Muslim Emperor, Akbar.When Akbar accepts the marriage proposal, little does he know that in his efforts to strengthen his related with the Hindu Rajputs, he would in turn be embarking on a new journey – the journey of true love.
From the battlefield where the young Jalaluddin was crowned, through the conquests that won him the title of Akbar the Great (Akbar in Arabic means great), to winning the love of the beautiful Jodhaa, Jodhaa Akbar traces the impressive graph of the mighty emperor and his romance with a defiant princess. With Hrithik Roshan as Akbar and Aishwarya Rai as Jodhaa, the film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Ashutosh Gowariker.