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Friday, April 6, 2007

Aishwarya Rai is the Ultimate Winner from the Movie Provoked

The movie Povoked was released today in England. The movie depicts the true life story of a battered Indian woman Kiranjit Ahluwalia. Aishwarya Rai plays the role of Kiranjit Ahluwalia in the movie. The film was first screened in the Cannes film festival and got a huge appreciation from the critics. For Aishwarya Rai, the movie Provoked is going be one of the special in her career as this is the first time she will appear in a de-glamorized role. It is true that the initial purpose of the movie is to make awareness among the people of both England and India regarding the matter of domestic violence. However, it is to say that Aishwarya is also a winner from this movie. Hindustan Times reported:

Screened several times in the Cannes Film Market this year, Provoked, the real life story of a battered Indian woman who went on to become a role model for all victims of domestic violence in Britain, has garnered positive reviews both for its controlled making and Aishwarya's finely etched performance.

"Skeptics repeatedly asked me why I had opted for Aishwarya for the role of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, but I was always convinced that she is a talented, sensitive and instinctive actress and Provoked is clear proof of that," the US-based Mundhra said.

"Aishwarya," said Mundhra, "has very expressive eyes. They have rarely been exploited. It all boils down to what a director wants to extract from her."

Besides the way she uses her eyes to convey a gamut of emotions - trust, loyalty, fear, confusion and, finally, resolve - what is really impressive about Aishwarya's star turn in Provoked is the manner in which she not only holds her own against Miranda Richardson, who plays a cellmate with whom Kiran develops a deep emotional bonding, but also manages to provide a perfect foil to a wonderfully nuanced performance from an actress of uncommon substance.

Well, it is undoubtedly true that Aishwarya Rai is a big brand name in Bollywood and she has the ability to turn something into the limelight. So, with Aishwarya Rai, the movie Provoked is also going to gain some extra attention. The most important thing is that the issue which the movie is based on will easily be reached a large number of people both in England and India.

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