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Aishwarya as Benazir

Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai is being toplined to play the role of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Hindustan Times | By Minakshi Saini
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2008 03:05 PM IST

According to industry insiders, Aishwarya Rai is being toplined to play the role of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

She is also set to share screen space with Meryl Streep on Hollywood project Chaos and with Brendan Fraser in Roland Joffe’s Singularity.

UTV Motion Pictures is planning the project on Benazir Bhutto. “We are in talks and it’s too early to comment on the project,” said UTV CEO Siddharth Roy Kapoor.

According to a source at the production house, “Aishwarya is the first preference for the role. We are looking for a woman of substance."

"The actress who does the role should be admired the world over, especially on both sides of the border."

Besides the Benazir project, Ash has also committed to Shankar’s Robot, Mani Ratnam’s next with Abhishek and Shriram Raghavan’s project opposite John Abraham.

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