This book is an ode to a passion, an attempt to chronicle history in the making. ASOKA will be the first release in the history of Indian cinema to be accompanied by a book, titled 'The Making Of Asoka'. 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.
Mushtaq 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.
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 Shiekh attributed his drive to Shah Rukh Khan's contagious enthusiasm and said, "Something like this has never been attempted before. We have given it our very best and we hope it will add to the grandeur of the film."
For journalist turned author Mushtaq Shiekh it has been a tough assignment, his toughest till date. The making of Asoka captures all the behind the scene moments that went in the making of the film. In addition to having a historical perspective on Asoka, the book also has interviews with the cast and crew and a complete account of the making of the film.…