Filmmaker Manuel Collas De LaRoche has confirmed the news and was quoted saying, "What I can tell you is that Ajay will play Ashoka, the great king. And director Rajkumar Santoshi will helm the project."
The singer actress Jennifer Lopez is likely to play the female lead as the makers feel that she will do justice to the role of an Indian queen. However, nothing has been finalized yet. The French filmmaker further said that he decided to work with filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi after a suggestion from his astrologer Nitin Manchanda.
Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi will wrap up his prior commitments before starting to shoot for this film. He was quoted saying, "Yes, that's happening, but there are other films before it that I am working on."