Bollywood romance. Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan) and Paro (Aishwarya Rai) are childhood sweethearts whose love is doomed from the beginning because Devdas is the son of a wealthy aristocrat while Paro's family is way down in the social scale. Devdas' father sends him abroad to study, hoping that the separation will be permanent. When he returns, Paro's mother (Kiron Kher) proposes that she and Devdas be united in marriage but is humiliated by Devdas' father. In despair, Paro offers to give herself, body and soul, to her lover, but he rejects her. Paro marries someone else and when Devdas realises what he has lost, he seeks refuge in alcohol and the arms of a prostitute, Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit).
The son of Zamindar Narayan Mukherjee, Devdas was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He grew up in the lush village of Taj Sonapur, where he spent his childhood with his playmate Paro. They grew up sharing a special relationship. Oblivious of all the differences of status and background, a bond that would never break grew between them. Soon, Devdas is sent to London for his education. Years later Devdas returns. Devdas besotted by Paro s stunning beauty longs to marry her. But Devdas father meets Paro s mother with condescending arrogance. It causes a rift between the families and even though Devdas tries to convince his father, his father doesn t relent. Paro then enters into a chaste marriage with a wealthy, much older man, Zamindar Bhuvan, while a shattered Devdas walks towards anguish, alcoholism and Chandramukhi, a stunning courtesan, who passionately loves him. Meanwhile, Paro, on the other hand, performs her worldly duties sincerely, but inside her, she could never forget Devdas. Strange was the fate of Devdas. Intensely loved by two women, who were never meant to be his. One whom he could never love and one whom he could never stop loving.