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Our Bollywood Previews section gives you all the information of forthcoming films coming soon to a cinema near you.

Bollywood news gives you all the gossip about the films and their stars.

At BBC Shropshire, we have chosen the Top Ten Bollywood movies for this month. These films are well worth a "dekko" at a cinema near you.

Visit our Film Vault if you want to get a low down on all Bollywood releases for the past year.

Be the first to see our Bollywood Picture Gallery which displays the images of films as they release at your local cinema.

Why not take a look at our Bollywood Buzz which gives you links to pictures of current events and parties taking place in Bollywood.
Bollywood news at BBC Shropshire brings you all the gossip about films and their stars
Updated: Friday 16 November 2007
Bipasha to star in historical epic

Bipasha Basu who was recently seen in EROS International's film noir, No Smoking, will be starring in a historical epic.

Titled Ashoka The Great, the film will be directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi and will also star Ajay Devgan. Bipasha will play the character of Kaurwaki.

The film will depict the great Kalinga war that emperor Ashoka himself started so as to spread the word of Mauryan Empire in the 3rd century BC.

But during the bloody battle that followed, Ashoka's outlook on life was transformed as he turned to Buddhism for peace.

Shooting for this epic which will take place in Malaysia and Thailand in 2008 is said to be completely different from Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer, Ashoka.

News feed by Manish Gajjar
BBC Bollywood Correspondent

 
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