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Aishwarya on jury of Cannes Film Festival

April 09, 2003 10:55 IST

Popular Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai will soonearn the distinction of being the first Indian actress to be on the jury of the Cannes International Film Festival, starting in France from May 14.

The actress has given her consent to festival president Gilly Jacob to attend the festival as member of the jury, sources close to her told PTI in Mumbai.

Devdas, in which she played the role of Paro, had a special screening at thefestival last year.

In another development, the actress had a meeting with the London-based agents of the studio making James Bond movies before she was discharged from the Hinduja Hospital.

"We had a satisfying meeting with the top Indian heroine and if all goes well, she would certainly play the lead role in the next James Bond movie opposite Pierce Brosnan", they told PTI before leaving for London on Wednesday.

"Aishwarya will be coming to London sometime in May to finalise the project," they added.


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Number of User Comments: 16

Sub: this is a victory for indian people

at last indians can be proud.the so-called indian popular cinema have got the recognition it deserved.the indian popular icon and heartthrob of indian populace will ...

Posted by burny peter

Sub: Kamal Hassan would have been the best choice

I think the whole world is going crazy after Ash and dont think she deserves to be in the jury , I dont know which ...

Posted by Rani Hindustani

Sub: aishwarya

bollywood should be happy that cannes are recoginising them by inviting aishwarya in the jury.we should be proud of that but the invitation to aishwarya ...

Posted by santosh

Sub: ash on jury of cannes

It's good that this opportunity is given to an INDIAN.And we must be proud of her.

Posted by Abhijeet

Sub: RE:James Bond Movie!!

How confidently can you say that she doesn't know acting. I think you have not watched the moviee "Hum Dil Chuke Sanam " in which ...

Posted by Pradeep Junankar



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