This Historical drama film is based on the life of Amarapali, the royal courtesan of Vaishali and her relationship with Ajatashatru, the king of Haryanka dynasty. Though he destroys Vaishali to get her, she in the meantime has been transformed by her encounter with Gautama Buddha, of whom she becomes a disciple and an Arahant herself. Her story finds mention in old Pali texts and Buddhist traditions.
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Vyjayanthimala had worked hard and sincerely on her dance numbers for the film. When the film was not well-received, she became disillusioned and stopped investing as much effort in her dance routines. Read More