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Name Ashoka the Great
Release Date Friday, October 26, 2001
About Movie Prince Ashoke (Shahrukh Khan), heir to the Magadha Kingdom, bowing to his mother's (Shilpa Mehta) demand forsakes his princely status and goes to live in the wild for awhile. There he meets and falls in love with Kaurwaki (Kareena Kapoor). He identifies himself as Pawan, not wanting to disclose his identity yet. Ashoke has to return to Magadha, but when he returns to find and wed Kaurwaki, he is told by Bheema (Rahul Dev) that Kaurwaki and her brother Arya have been killed. Devastated Ashoke returns home. On the way home he is attacked and Devi (Hrishitaa Bhatt), of the Buddhist faith rescues him and tends to him till he gets well. As a result, Devi's marriage to her groom is cancelled. Ashoke weds her and brings her to Magadha, only to be told by his father that since Devi is not of the same race as he, she cannot be welcomed. Ashoke leaves with Devi and lives in Ujjaini. Soon Devi gets pregnant, and this arouses jealously and hatred amongst Ashoke's step-brothers. As a result they ...
Genre Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Language Hindi
Cast & Crew Members of Ashoka the Great

Kareena Kapoor
as Kaurwaki (as Karriena Kapoor)

Johnny Lever
as Magadha Soldier

Rajlaxmi R. Roy
as Bar Girl (Aa Tayar Ho Ja)

Shweta Menon
as Nandaneshwari

Juhi Chawla
as co-producer / producer

Shah Rukh Khan
as producer

Abhijeet (I)
as playback singer

Alka Yagnik
as playback singer

The Dalai Lama
as nm1069251
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