After the unlikely pair of Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu sizzled on screen last year in Cheeni Kum, they are all set to travel back in time for a film on Ashoka the Emperor.
Tabu has officially signed on to play Tishyarakshita, Ashoka’s wife. She was instrumental in conquering the Mauryan empire with her charm. The director, Chandraprakash Dwivedi, told the Times of India, “She plays his young, fiery and assertive wife. Again, only she could play Tishyarakshita.”
As for Bachchan, he added, “History and its cinematic treatment demand the characters to be true to their antecedents. And Emperor Ashoka, who’s caught in his twilight years in my film, had to be played by Bachchan. Only he possesses the gravity, sobriety, wisdom and personality along with the age required. I wouldn’t make Ashoka without him.”
For those that don’t know, AB Corp Ltd. will make its comeback to film production with this film. As far as casting goes, it seems like they’re on the right track.