Just a reminder in case you have not read/heard about this somewhere else already--Aishwarya Rai will be speaking with Bob Simon on 60 minutes tonight.
The story, which is apparently entitled "The World's Most Beautiful Woman?" will hopefully touch off some interest in the states for both Bride and Prejudice, which will release in the U.S. in February, but also for Ash herself, who is scheduled to appear in quite a few upcoming Hollywood films.
Once called the most beautiful woman in the world by Julia Roberts, Indian actress Aishwarya Rai is known almost everywhere but in the United States. Her fans have built 17,000 Web sites featuring her image, and a British magazine poll named her the world's most beautiful woman. Her beauty adorns the ad campaigns of brands like DeBeers diamonds, L'Oreal and Coca-Cola. Already the reigning queen of the Indian movie scene, or Bollywood, Rai is currently starring in a British movie called "Bride and Prejudice," which is based on the Jane Austen novel. It's directed by an Indian and contains elements of Indian and Western cinema. The film will be shown in the United States in early 2005.
60 minutes airs on CBS at 7 PM EST.