'Mughal-E-Azam' follows the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim (who went on to become Emperor Jahangir) and a court dancer Anarkali.
The relationship is disapproved of by his father, Emperor Akbar, and envied by a senior dancer who wishes to become queen. Salim and Anarkali refuse to part with each other, leading to a war between father and son which the latter loses. Salim's life is spared in exchange for Anarkali's, who is eventually exiled.
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The battle sequence between Akbar and Salim reportedly featured 2,000 camels, 400 horses and 8,000 troops, mainly from the Indian Army's Jaipur cavalry, 56th Regiment. Lead actor, Dilip Kumar has spoken of the intense heat during filming of the sequence in the desert of Rajasthan, wearing full armour Read More