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Aishwarya takes an elephant ride

india Updated: Dec 16, 2006 12:27 IST
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Now that her problems with the customs department have ended, there are joyful tidings for Bollywood's beauty queen Aishwarya Rai. She is back in Jaipur shooting for Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodha-Akbar with Hrithik Roshan.

"It's going great!" Aishwarya exulted from Jaipur as she prepared for the day's shoot.

So, has she done any horse riding and sword-fighting as yet?

"None of the above. But I rode an elephant for a scene. And his name was Lakhi. After Dhoom 2 and its hi-tech ambience and accessories, entering a world of elephants and Mughal grandeur is a true culture shock. And a real challenge for both Hrithik and me after Dhoom 2," Aishwarya told IANS.

"But what's the life of an actor without challenges? I'm at a stage in my career where I need to constantly re-invent myself."

About the elephant ride, Aishwarya explained with a giggle, "It wasn't exactly a unique experience. I've ridden an elephant before for Gurinder Chaddha's Bride & Prejudice, though very briefly.

"In Jodha-Akbar  everything is far more elaborate. I guess I must be the only actress of my generation to have taken two elephant rides."

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