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Saturday, April 7, 2007

The Movie Provoked Releases

Aishwarya Rai’s work in the movie provoked has got much appreciation after the release of the movie in England. In the movie Aishwarya Rai plays the central character of the movie. Aishwarya is also very happy with her acting and stated that the message of domestic violence the movie carries should be spread out among the large number of people. The director of the movie, Jagmohan Mundhra, said that Provoked tells the story of many women. The Hindu reported:

"I cried seeing the film as I re-lived every moment of it.. I am impressed with Aishwarya's acting of the role of Kiranjit and I am satisfied with the film," said 51-year-old Kiranjit, while sharing the platform with Aishwarya Rai, the director of the film Jag Mundhra and actress Nandita Das, at the Court House Kempenski here last night.

Asked what prompted her to take up the role of Kiranjit, Aishwarya Rai said "This was the story needed to be told to larger audience. As Kiranjit Ahluwalia herself said it was extremely emotional journey to re-live her life. This is also the reason why the film is being dubbed in several Indian languages including Hindi, Punjabi and Tamil."

Jag Mundhra, the director of the film, said "Women from all walks of life, all colour, all races and backgrounds can relate to the story. Some have already come up to me saying they watched their own life. Without doubt this will resonate beyond Asian women to women in general."

KIranjit Ahluwalia, the women whom the movie is based on, was given a cheque of 5000 ponds and 1 percent of the earning of the movie will also be given to Kiranjit Ahluwalia and the Southall Black Sisters. I think this is a good initiative taken by the producers of the movie. The movie will probably to make a huge return in both England and India.

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