Jodhaa-Akbar (2008) is an Indian epic film released on 15 February 2008. It is directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker, the director of the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan (2001). It stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles. This film also marks the debut of newcomer Abir Abrar. Extensive research went into the making of this film which began shooting at Karjat.
The film centers around the love between the Muslim Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, played by north indian Hrithik Roshan, and his Hindu wife Jodhabai, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The music is composed by acclaimed music composer A. R. Rahman. The soundtrack of the movie was released on 19 January 2008. The film has won the Audience Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the SÃ£o Paulo International Film Festival, two awards at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival, seven Star Screen Awards and five Filmfare Awards, in addition to two nominations at the 3rd Asian Film Awards. The Charlotte Observer ranked Jodhaa Akbar at #2 in its list of top ten films released in 2008 from across the world
Cast:- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Sonu Sood
Music by oscar winner A R Rahman
Directed by Ashutosh Gawarkar under UTV motion pictures
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