I just found this article... I'm really confused I know this has nothing 'directly' to do with Shah Rukh, but it is maybe interesting to know...if not please delete this article....Thanks! Sushmita to play Ashoka's wife Subhash K Jha | March 20, 2006 19:35 IST Sushmita Sen has repeatedly confessed wanting to be part of a historical project. It has never happened, until now. If all goes well, she will play Emperor Ashoka's fifth wife in a film on the Mauryan emperor that Pinjar director Dr Chandraprakash Diwedi is about to make. Diwedi has been working on the project round-the-clock. "I met Sushmita for Ashoka and not Jhansi Ki Rani, as was reported by a section of the press," he says. "And she is extremely excited about it." Two years ago, Sushmita had been offered an item song in Santosh Sivan's Asoka, but she refused. 'If I do a historical, I want to be an integral part of it,' she had argued. Ashoka may star a major Hollywood actor."