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Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya Bachchan - Aishwarya Rai arrives at Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport with her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan - Nice, France - Saturday 24th May 2014

Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai and Michael Sheen - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes, France - 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 2 - Sleeping Beauty - Premiere Thursday 12th May 2011

Aishwarya Rai and Michael Sheen

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan London, England - Raavan - UK film premiere held at the BFI Southbank -arrivals. Wednesday 16th June 2010

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai - Saturday 17th May 2008 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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Aishwarya Bachchan - Aishwarya Bachchan and Abishek Bachchan Saturday 9th June 2007 at Hallam Arena Sheffield, England

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Provoked: A True Story Review


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The beautiful Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai plays the victim of years of spousal abuse in Provoked: A True Story, based on a monumental U.K. court case that forever changed British laws on domestic violence. Even before watching a frame of the film, we glean that this is an important human story with major moral messages to be told. It's the kind of material that easily wins the hearts of audiences and Oscar voters alike. And yet, for all of its surface significance, the resulting on-screen effort feels largely meaningless and inconsequential.

While studying to become a lawyer, a young, traditionally minded Punjabi woman named Kiranjit (Rai) gets set up in an arranged marriage to Deepak Ahluwalia (Naveen Andrews). Deepak insists Kiranjit abandon her educational efforts so they can relocate to London. Staying true to cultural norms, Kiranjit willingly accommodates her husband's desires. Once in the big metropolis, things quickly change. Kiranjit becomes pregnant and Deepak devolves into a life of drinking, adultery, and spousal abuse.

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Bride & Prejudice Review


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What do you get when you mix a Bollywood musical with a Jane Austen classic? I'm not sure, but if you take a pretty generic romantic comedy and throw in some musical numbers, you'll get Bride and Prejudice, the latest film from Bend It Like Beckham co-writer/director Gurinder Chadha.

The premise is similar to Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Here the setting is moved to India, where the not-so-wealthy (but still rich enough to hire servants) Bakshi family resides in a less-than-touristy district. Mrs. Bakshi (Nadira Babbar) is desperate to marry off her daughters. They include Jaya (Namrata Shirodkar), who has eyes for lawyer Balraj (Lost's Naveen Andrews), and Lalita (Aishwarya Rai) who is interested in Balraj's American friend Will Darcy (Martin Henderson), until she actually bothers to talk to him.

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Bride & Prejudice Review


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If nothing else, "Bride and Prejudice" proves that the silly, ingenuous charm of Bollywood musicals becomes tedious andeven downright dumb in English.

A cross-cultural adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" set in modern-day Bombay, London and Los Angeles, thisis a trite, flimsy, groundless romance of shallow character stereotypes, ethnic hypocrisy, and horrible songs. But it does have one saving gracein talented, stunningly beautiful Indian superstar Aishwarya Rai.

As Lalita, the most independent and worldly of five sisterswhose largely traditional parents have begun trying to marry them off,Rai has a radiant screen presence as she stands in for Austen's heroineElizabeth Bennet. But she doesn't have much to work with except personalitycontradictions that betray a one-dimensional script -- and a suitor whois nothing short of insufferable, played by an actor without the chopsto reveal his unsuspected depth.

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Aishwarya Rai

Date of birth

1st November, 1973

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.70




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Aishwarya Rai Movies

Provoked: A True Story Movie Review

Provoked: A True Story Movie Review

The beautiful Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai plays the victim of years of spousal abuse in...

Bride & Prejudice Movie Review

Bride & Prejudice Movie Review

What do you get when you mix a Bollywood musical with a Jane Austen classic?...

Bride & Prejudice Movie Review

Bride & Prejudice Movie Review

If nothing else, "Bride and Prejudice" proves that the silly, ingenuous charm of Bollywood musicals...