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Ash charms Ben Kingsley

The Gandhi star calls her an excellent actor. The two share screen space in The Last Legion.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 17:18 IST

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai has been showered praise from none other than Sir Ben Kingsley, who co-stars with her in The Last Legion and calls her an "excellent and outstanding" actor.

Kingsley, who won an Oscar for Gandhi, said Aishwarya would surprise movie buffs with her performance in the film.

Kingsley, who was attending 58th Annual Emmy Awards, spoke to Sheeraz Hasan, founder of, about the film and his Indian co-star and praised her profusely.

"It was a pleasure working with Aishwarya in The Last Legion, and her fans are in for a big surprise. She is an excellent and outstanding actor. She is a shining example of beauty from India and I'm sure we will be seeing her in more Hollywood movies real soon," Kingsley told Hasan.

Hasan was the only South Asian at this years Emmy's and was holding the flag of Bollywood on the red carpet.

First Published: Aug 29, 2006 11:57 IST