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Merit is the only criterion for Aishwarya

Aishwarya Rai, who'll next be seen as Princess Jodhaa bai in Jodhaa Akbar, insists she's only choosing films on merit.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2008 19:01 IST

Pink Panther 2, The Last Legion, The Mistress Of Spices - going by a list of recent projects, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan seems to be eyeing a career in Hollywood but the actress insists she's only choosing films on merit.

"This is a complete speculation that I have shown more inclination to do Hollywood movies," the 34-year-old actress said. "I choose films according to its script, its merit and not language."

"If you look at the films I have done, you will see that I have acted in more Bollywood movies. A good film is what I want to be a part of."

Bachchan, a former Miss World, made her international debut with Gurinder Chadha's Bride and Prejudice in 2004 and has since worked in Provoked: A True Story, The Last Legion, TheMistressOfSpices and the as yet unreleased Pink Panther 2.

She has also been approached for international projects like Sir Ben Kingsley's Shah Jahan and Bhopal Movie - based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.

Back in Bollywood, the historical epic Jodhaa Akbar opens on Feb. 15, Bachchan's first Indian release since Guru in January 2007.