|Sarita Choudhury||Tara, the Queen|
|Ramon Tikaram||Jai Kumar|
|Naveen Andrews||Raj Singh|
|Rekha||Rasa Devi, teacher of the Kama Sutra|
|Pearl Padamsee||Maham Anga|
In 16th-century India, Princess Tara is raised alongside her maid Maya . The two best friends turn into enemies when Tara becomes engaged to King Raj Singh . Embittered by Tara's sudden poor treatment of her, Maya sleeps with Raj on his wedding night and is expelled from the palace. With her mastery of sexual technique, Maya continues to entice Raj, who is too distracted by hedonistic pursuits to realize his kingdom is in danger.