Hot Ash to be 'Mistress of Spices'
Aishwarya Rai is doing a masala film where She's going to play the lead in the movie version of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's novel The Mistress of Spices .
The story by the Indian-American author revolves around Tilo, an Indian woman in Oakland, California, who runs a spice shop and has magical powers
The powers fade when she falls in love with an American.
According to film industry outlets, Rai's opposite in the movie will be Dylan McDermott, an American actor who has starred in Twister , In the Line of Fire , Runaway Jury and The Practice , among other films.
Spices will be directed by Paul Mayeda Berges, who is the husband of Gurinder Chadha, who made Bride and Prejudice . The film will be produced by Chadha and Deepak Nayar, who has produced two of Chadha films.
The making of Spices extends the new trend of crossover movies involving non-resident Indian directors filming Indian-American authors.