The film is courting controversy over its historical facts. Some historians have claimed that Jodhaa was not married to Emperor Akbar as is shown in the film, but to his son Jehangir.
The Rajput community of Rajasthan has blamed Ashutosh Gowariker for distorting facts in his magnum opus which is to be released February 15. Claiming that the director has hurt their feelings, they have threatened to stall the release.
Director Ashutosh Gowarikar does not seem ruffled by the controversy and has claimed that he has “done his homework”. Meanwhile, his team of stars is leaving no stones unturned to promote the film.
Playing the Rajput consort of Mughal emperor Akbar in Jodhaa Akbar was no walk in the park for actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, thanks to the heavy jewellery and costumes she wore for the part.
Ashutosh Gowarikar's Jodhaa Akbar is one of the most anticipated releases of 2008.
Starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai, Jodhaa Akbar is an epic tale of love and the golden period of Mughal history featuring the life of Jalaluddin Akbar and his Hindu queen, Jodha.
Amitabh Bachchan is lending his voice for the part of the narrator in Ashutosh Gowariker's magnum opus.