This file is based on novel adapted film based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella Devdas. This is the third Hindi version and the first colour film version of the story in Hindi. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Shahrukh Khan,Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai in the leading roles. It was the most expensive Bollywood film at the time of its release (year 2002). Shah Rukh Khan as the rebellious alcoholic, his childhood sweetheart Paro (played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and courtesan Chandramukhi (played by Madhuri Dixit) were the prime characters of the film.