‘Asoka’ pic goes wide

World Brief

Director Santosh Sivan’s film “Asoka” is to get one of the widest international releases ever for a Hindi-lingo Indian film.

Pic opens domestically today and in 80 theaters in the U.K. and 60-odd in the U.S. Arclights and Films, a Mumbai-based production company owned jointly by “Asoka” star Shah Rukh Khan and actress Juhi Chawla, is behind the release abroad.

“Asoka” was screened at the Venice Film Fest in early September.

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