The great Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Mohammed Akbar has everything he can ask for – immense wealth a vast empire and trusted lieutenants – except the one thing he really craves a son and heir. He prays to the gods and his wish is eventually fulfilled when his wife, Rani Jodhabhau, gives birth to a boy. Akbar lavishes all his affection on him but as the boy grows Akbar sees that his affection is perhaps spoiling him. Thus, he sends him away to make a warrior and by the time he returns he has grown into a strapping man Prince Salim. At the unveiling of a statue to welcome his return Salim is taken by it’s sheer beauty. When it proves to be a real person, the lovely courtesan Anarkali, this turns into love and this is when the problems begin for a prince can not marry a courtesan…. Mughal-E-Azam is a solid gold classic of India cinema that became the biggest blockbuster ever on it’s original theatrical release in 1960.