Monday, March 12, 2007

Ash's PROVOKED confirmed for April 06
After months of shifting schedules, Jag Mundhra's PROVOKED is finally being readied for a April 06 release.

Starring Aishwarya Rai in the lead, this cricitically acclaimed film based on a real life incident has made rounds of International film festivals and is now gearing up for its theatrical release in India.

The film is said to boast of one of the most defining performances of Aishwarya Rai. If it is indeed the case, it would be third straight performance oriented outing for Ash after UMRAO JAAN and GURU, if one leaves her eye candy DHOOM 2 aside.

PROVOKED is about a young woman who gets married to a man in London. She has a dream of a great life ahead but it is short-lived since the man [Naveen Andrews] turned out to be an alcoholic who takes sadistic pleasure in assaulting her physically and mentally.

And now there is only way for her to escape - death - which could be hers or herr tormentor's!

She kills her husband and is jailed. But ultimately the truth prevails and she is freed by the judicial system. Reunited with her children, she is even given an award by the UK Prime Minister's wife for her crusade against domestic violence.

Also starring Nandita Das, Robbie Coltrane and Miranda Richardson, PROVOKED has music by A.R. Rehman.

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