This day, that year: Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Jodhaa Akbar completes 10 years
Love stories are a staple in Bollywood. But it's not always that it churns out historical romances that captivate you with its sheer grandeur and passion even years after its release
10 years of 'Jodhaa Akbar'.
Love stories are a staple in Bollywood. But it's not always that it churns out historical romances that captivate you with its sheer grandeur and passion even years after its release. Director Ashutosh Gowariker gave us one such spectacular film a decade ago and his imperial romantic tale - Jodhaa Akbar, featuring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, even today remains to be one of the most beautiful love stories Indian audience has witnessed on screen.
It's been ten years since this sixteenth-century love story between the great Mughal emperor Akbar and his beautiful Rajput wife Jodha first hit screens and won over audience across the globe with its compelling storytelling and its splendour. The film has even won several national and international awards.
The great chemistry between its lead protagonist, the Greek god of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan and the resplendent Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, their solid performances, the fantastic music and the realisation of 16th century India on a grand scale by writer-director Ashutosh Gowariker, makes Jodhaa Akbar one of the best romantic films seen on the Indian celluloid. Every frame of the film is a treat to the eyes and it till date has the power to mesmerise and entertain the viewers.
As a treat to the 'Jodhaa Akbar' fans, on the film's 10th anniversary the makers have even released a never-seen-before poster of the film.
Speaking about the film's universal appeal, director Ashutosh Gowariker said, "It is truly an exhilarating feeling that Jodhaa Akbar is still appealing to audiences, most times to newer audiences. Not only in India but internationally too. And I would take this opportunity to thank the audiences for giving the film so much love. And the credit for this is not just mine. It belongs to the entire cast and crew. All talented people, who aligned together to create this romantic epic.”
Well, without a doubt 'Jodhaa Akbar' is a timeless classic that is sure to fascinate always.