Shah Rukh Khan may the biggest movie star in the world, but Hollywood still roots for Aishwarya Rai.
Last year, she starred in her first international film, Gurinder Chadha's Bride And Prejudice, which bombed in India. The film will have a US release on February 11.
Her other films in 2004 -- Rituparno Ghosh's Raincoat and Samir Karnik's Kyon! Ho Gaya Na… -- also flopped. But elusive box-office success does not upset her.
News Editor (Entertainment) Syed Firdaus Ashraf spoke to Ash about her new film, Shabd, which releases on February 4. The film directed by Leena Yadav, also stars Sanjay Dutt and Zayed Khan.
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