Putting aside the Salman tapes controversy, Aishwarya Rai left Mumbai on Tuesday night for her first international project.
â€œThe Last Legion is my first major legion abroad,â€ laughs Ash, as she readies to fly off to Tunisia, via Paris. After a break in France, she will join Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley and adolescent actor Thomas Sangster, who has a pivotal role in the film.
â€œItâ€™s a long journey for me, in more ways than one,â€ sighs the actress. â€œItâ€™s all destiny. Anyway, Iâ€™d rather look ahead than behind me. Now itâ€™s time for another new experience, another challenge.
New explorations, new discoveries every single day â€” thatâ€™s life! I look forward to a positive existence, always.â€
Globally, Ash is poised for a new beginning. Two of her international projects â€” Jagmohan Mundraâ€™s Provoked, and Paul Mayeda Bergesâ€™s Mistress of Spices â€” are ready for release. And now, with shooting for her first bonafide international project taking off, Aishwarya seems poised for a new beginning.
Last Legion has Ash playing Mira, a rebel warrior. The role requires a lot of stunts and horse riding. â€œIâ€™m looking forward to all of that. Never done it before. Just after playing a warrior, I go straight into ultra-feminine mode in J P Duttaâ€™s Umrao Jaan.â€