Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Get news updates:
Mobile Downloads
Text 67333
Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this Article
Home > India > Movies > First Look

Why Ash didn't kiss Martin!

Ever wondered why Aishwarya Rai [Images] and Martin Henderson did not lock lips in the 2004 film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice?

Well, because it's director, Gurinder Chadha feared her mom would kill her if she did!

The British filmmaker whose films like Bhaji on the Beach, Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice [Images], and Provoked, explore the lives of Indians living in the United Kingdom, told the website that intimate scenes make her uncomfortable.

'I'm a good Indian girl, I still don't do sex scenes in my movies because my mum would kill me!,' she was quoted as saying.

Goes to show that roots really dig deep!

In the picture: Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson (with an inset of Gurinder Chadha) in a still from Bride and Prejudice.