Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Aishwarya Rai to co-star with Meryl Streep in Hollywood film

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai at the opening ceremony of the 61st Cannes Film Festival, Wednesday, May 14, as international brand ambassadors for L'Oreal Paris

Aishwarya Rai will co-star with two times Oscar winner Meryl Streep in a Hollywood adaptation of the French film Chaos (2001) by director Colin Serreau.

The film focuses on the disruptions that result when a young prostitute accidentally intrudes into the lives of a middle class modern couple. Hounded, threatened, beaten, the prostitute struggles for her survival, her resurrection, her dignity, and freedom.

Aishwarya will play the pivotal role of the prostitute.

The film is yet to be officially launched, since it has first to be adapted for American audiences. However, both Aishwarya, 34, and The Devil Wears Prada star Meryl, 58, have agreed to be part of the project, a source tells TOI.

Meanwhile, Aishwarya's participation in Roland Joffe's Singularity, with co-star Brendan Fraser, remains on track. A war drama, set in both the 1740s and the modern day, the $33 million film will feature two stories intertwined through poetic notions of quantum physics and Hindu beliefs. It will be shot entirely in India.

Also on track is Aishwarya's participation in Robot with Rajnikant, and Mani Ratnam's next with Abhishek Bachchan.

"There has been a delay in Robot because of the writer Sujata's death. The dates situation does get tighter for me because I was supposed to shoot Robot now and Mani's film a little later. We just have to work under a tighter schedule," says Aishwarya