Basu who was recently seen in EROS International's film noir,
No Smoking, will be starring in a historical epic.
Ashoka The Great, the film will be directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi
and will also star Ajay Devgan. Bipasha will play the character
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.
during the bloody battle that followed, Ashoka's outlook on
life was transformed as he turned to Buddhism for peace.
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.
feed by Manish Gajjar
BBC Bollywood Correspondent