Aishwarya to play the lead opposite Rajni in Robot

  • Reuters, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jan 28, 2008 15:40 IST

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is slated to star opposite Tamil actor Rajinikanth in filmmaker Shankar’s science fiction project Robot.

"Yes, I have been offered the role and I'm very excited about it," the former Miss World said.

"Working on the schedule has begun and they (filmmakers) are trying to make it happen."

Bachchan, who also featured in Shankar’s 1998 film Jeans, said she was excited to finally get to work with south Indian superstar Rajinikanth.

"There had been so many offers in the past that tried to bring us together but I hope this works out fine."

The 34-year-old actress said she has also been approached for international projects Bhopal Movie, a film based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, and Sir Ben Kingsley's Shah Jahan.

"'Bhopal Movie' really got me excited…but it is going through the process of scripting," Bachchan said.

"Sir Ben Kingsley's vision of the subject is very unique," she said while speaking of Shah Jahan.

"He has shared with me his passion for the film and we have exchanged ideas."


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