The movie created a storm when it featured the female lead, Mehtaab, in an uncensored topless bathing scene.
This movie was re-made under the same title in 1964 by the same director, Kidar Sharma.
It was based on 1934 Hindi novel by the same name by Bhagwati Charan Verma about Bijgupta serving under the Maurya Empire and the king Chandragupta Maurya (340 BCE – 298 BCE) and his love for courtesan Chitralekha.
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