Aishwarya to make her debut in Hollywood

Aishwarya RaiBollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai is all set to make her debut in Hollywood with her signing opposite Meryl Streep in 'Chaos', shooting for which will start later this year.
In another project, Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffe is directing Rai in...
...'Singularity', a romantic drama, according to a report in the Sunday Times magazine.

With projects involving some of the most prestigious names in the business already set up, 30-year-old Rai looks set not just for Western superstardom but world domination, the magazine noted.

British writer and producer Meera Syal said Rai couldn't have picked a better time to launch her Hollywood career, with the thirst for all things Bollywood having grown in recent years. "She is staggeringly beautiful, for a start," Syal said.

"How she's cast may be another matter." But Syal believed Rai's choices for her first Hollywood outings - she has avoided blockbusters with two-dimensional roles - prove she's one step ahead. She has also hired the powerful Creative Artists Agency to represent her and Simone Sheffield, who has handled big names such as Stevie Wonder and Lana Turner, as her international manager.

Gurinder Chadha's 'Bride and Prejudice' with Rai in the leading role will be released in India and the UK on October 8. Her co-star in the film Martin Henderson compared her to Elizabeth Taylor. "She is one of those women who look beautiful from every angle. The camera adores her," he said.