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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Kiranjit Ahluwalia Praised AIshwarya Rai for Her Acting in the Movie Provoked

The much awaited English movie Provoked is going to be released today in England. Aishwarya Rai acted this movie got a huge media attention from the very beginning of its production. The movie was appreciated well in the last year Cannes film festivals. This heart-broken movie is based on the true story of a Punjabi house wife, Kiranjit Ahluwalia, who killed her husband, was sentenced to life imprisonment. After 3 years of imprisonment, she could be able to come out of the prison with the help of Veronica Scott and a south Asia based social working group, Southall Black Sisters.

Having experienced the movie Kiranjit Ahluwalia herself cried and said that her frightening past came back at that time. She also stated that Aishwarya Rai’s performance in the movie was terrific. Express India reported:

When I first heard that Jag Mundhra wanted to make a film on my life, I was not interested. I wasn’t even keen to meet him. I was busy looking after my sons and with my job at London’s Royal Mail Post Office. I was slowly beginning to mend the broken pieces of my life. I was scared that the film would bring back memories of the past that I so desperately want to forget. But at the same time, there were so many things on domestic violence that I wanted to tell. I wanted to speak with women so that they know what to do when they encounter domestic violence. That’s why I wrote my autobiography (Circle of Light co-written with Rahila Gupta, on which Provoked is based). But all those who could not read the book can watch Provoked.

An actor like Aishwarya (Rai), who is such a big name in India, will probably spread my message more effectively in the country. She is such a good actor and portrayed me very nicely in the film. I met her once, on the last day of shooting Provoked. She was wearing a blue sari and I was surprised to see that she is so slim. We hugged each other and I wanted to discuss so many things with her. But there was so much of media around that we could hardly speak.

Some people had cautioned me that the film might not be a true representation of my life. Even I was unsure. But when I watched Provoked, I couldn’t hold back my tears. I cried throughout the film. I re-lived my past. I want my sons to watch the film as well, but at the same time I don’t want them to get upset.

I think this is a great honor for Aishwarya Rai as Kiranjit praised her acting in the movie. Moreover, Aishwarya’s marriage with Abhishek Bachchan also boosts the movie and helped the movie to come into the lime light.

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