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Bollywood queen stung by bee!

The shooting of Umrao Jaan was held up for hours, as Aishwarya Rai was stung by a bee during a scene. Lucky bee we say.

india Updated: Feb 22, 2006 16:24 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press

Bollywood's leading lady Aishwarya Rai has to be thick-skinned to deal with all the attention she receives. But she didn't expect to need thick skin to act in her latest movie too.

Shooting of

Umrao Jaan

was held up for several hours after the former beauty queen was stung by a bee during a scene, the

Hindustan Times

newspaper reported.

Cast members were shocked when Rai screamed during a take after a bee stung her on the hand, the report said.

Director J. P. Dutta postponed the shoot, but Rai quickly recovered and came back to finish the scene, the newspaper said. Rai could not immediately be reached for comment. Rai plays a poet and courtesan in the period film Umrao Jaan, a story about her search for love.

A former Miss World, Rai is a superstar in India. She has made more than 30 movies, served on the Cannes Film Festival jury, and features in international ad campaigns for leading jewelry, cosmetic and cola companies.

First Published: Feb 22, 2006 16:24 IST