100 Years Of Bollywood – Mughal – E – Azam: The Eternal Love Story
Mughal – E – Azam: The Eternal Love Story – Mughal – E – Azam is an unforgettable milestone in the history of Indian cinema. This 1960 Indian period epic film was directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji under the banner of Sterling Investment Corporation. Mughal-e-Azam loosely follows an episode in the life of the Mughal Prince Salim (who goes on to become Emperor Jahangir), specifically his love for the courtesan Anarkali, which is disapproved of by his father, emperor Akbar, and an envied senior courtesan who wishes to be the queen. Both Salim and Anarkali refuse to part with each other, leading to a war between father and son which the latter loses. Salim’s life is spared in exchange for Anarkali’s, who sacrifices for her lover.