Ash: I want more action films
Movie stars have always drawn attention. The fascination with Aishwarya Rai, however, takes on a life of its own. The star's career is at a stage where every move made is analysed by journalists, industry watchers and fans.
She makes news every time she is referred to as one of the most beautiful women in the world. She makes news even when she is not included in such lists. And she certainly draws attention when her shoot is interrupted because of an accident or minor health-related issue.
In her latest, Mistress Of Spices, Rai plays Tilo, owner of a spice shop in Oakland, CA, who uses the magical powers of Indian spices to help her customers. Gurinder Chadha -- who produced the film for her director husband Paul Meyeda Berges, has said that Rai has given her best performance yet.
In an email interview with Aseem Chhabra, Rai talked about the film and her other projects. Read on.
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