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Last Updated 20.10.2018 | 5:54 PM IST
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‘The Making Of Asoka’ to be released soon.:

Arclightz & Films’ ASOKA will be the first release in the history of Indian cinema to be accompanied by a book, titled ‘The Making Of Asoka’, written by Mushtaq Shiekh. Directed by the internationally acclaimed cinematographer and film-maker Santosh Sivan, ASOKA is the maiden venture of Arclight & Films, established by Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla. The book weaves an entertaining tapestry of exhaustive research on the life of Emperor Asoka, exclusive interviews with the cast and the crew of ASOKA threads, besides the behind the scenes excitement during the filming of the film and the climax with an epilogue by the King Khan himself. As an added bonus, the readers will also be treated with the visual delight of interpretative paintings by the reputed M. F. Hussain. This book is being published by international publishing house Harper-Collins. It will be available in coffee table as well as paperback format. Mushtaq Sheikh, ex-editor ‘Star & Style’, is also the scriptwriter of Nandita Das-Uday Chopra starrer SUPARI, currently under production. Elaborating on the purpose of book, Shah Rukh Khan explained, ” We wanted to document every nuance of the making of this film which is very close to our hearts. It reflects our passion for the subject, and looking at the way the product has turned out, we are very proud of it!” Mushtaq Sheikh attributed his drive to Shah Rukh Khan’s contagious enthusiasm and said, “Something like this has never been attempted before. We hav given it our very best and we hope it will add to the grandeur of the film.”

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