Ash Leaves To Shoot For Her First International Film

Last Updated: Tue, Aug 16, 2005 05:30 hrs

Putting aside the sordid controversy regarding the Salman tapes, Aishwarya Rai left Mumbai on Tuesday night for her first international project.

“The Last Legion is my first major legion abroad,” she laughed, as she readied to fly off to Tunisia via Paris. After a break in France she would finally cover the last lap of her journey to join Colin Firth , Ben Kingsley and adolescent actor Thomas Sangster who has a pivotal role.

“It’s a along journey for me , in more ways than one,” she sighs, drawing attention to the recent happenings in her life, none of which she had any control over.

“It’s all destiny,” Ash sighed. “Anyway I’d rather look ahead than behind me. Now it’s time for another new experience, another challenge. New explorations , new discoveries every single day–that’s life! I look forward to a positive existence, always…”

Internationally Ash seems poised at a new beginning. Two of her international projects —Jagmohan Mundra’s Provoked and Paul Mayeda’s Mistress Of Spices– are ready for release .

With her first bona-fide international project taking off, Aishwarya seems poised for a new beginning.

In Last Legion Ash plays Mira, a rebel warrior. The role requires a lot of stunts and horse-riding.

“I’m looking forward to all of that. Never done it before. Just after playing a warrior I go straight into the ultra-feminine mould in J.P.Dutta’s Umrao Jaan.”

From Mira The Warrior to Umrao Jaan The Tawaif…man, what a leap!

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