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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The film was the official Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 39th Academy Awards. Read More