ApunKaChoice : Bollywood

SCOOP!! & NEWS

Aishwarya RaiUS accepts Bollywood 'Bride' without prejudice
14th Feb 2005  18.52 IST
By Aparajita Ghosh  


Bollywood stunner Aishwarya Rai 's first English film Bride and Prejudice has got off to a good start at the US box-office.

Ash's television appearance on the Late Show may not have gone as well as expected, but her movie certainly seems to be laughing its way to the top-20 chart and setting the cash registers ringing, despite a limited release.




According to box office expert Gitesh Pandya, the film grossed an estimated $388,000 from only 32 theatres over the weekend, delivering a strong average of $12,125 per theatre.

"That was good enough to give 'Bride' the second best average in the Top 20 close behind Will Smith's number-one hit 'Hitch'," Pandya is quoted to have said.

A Bollywoodish adaptation of Jane Austen classic novel of 1813, 'Bride and Prejudice' stars Aishwarya Rai, Martin Hendersen , Namrata Shirodkar and Naveen Andrews in the main roles.

So far, the reviews of film critics in America has been less scathing than the criticism 'Bride' met in the UK and India.

Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times described the movie as "a Hollywood musical comedy incorporating Bollywood elements."

Peter Travers of the Rolling Stone absolved the film's director of taking too much liberty with Austen's story with his statement: "Purists who think Austen will be spinning in her grave will be wrong. She'll be dancing."





Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Alia Bhatt | Surveen Chawla | New Hindi Movies

TV series ‘F.I.R.’ completes eight years
'F.I.R.' clocks eight years on telly
Trailer: Richa Chadda, Nikhil Dwivedi on the run in ‘Tamanchey’
Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor to pay surprise visit to fans’ houses
'The Lunchbox' actress Nimrat Kaur lands role in US series 'Homeland'
Watch motion poster: Aamir Khan introduces himself as 'PK'
Singham Returns: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Honey Singh bring the house down in song 'Aata Majhi Satakali'
Movie Review: ‘Lucy’ is Scarlett Johansson’s show all the way
August releases: 'Entertainment', 'Mardaani', 'Singham Returns' among major draws
Shocking First Look: Aamir Khan bares it all in 'PK'
Salman Khan wanted Kangana Ranaut to do 'Katti Batti'!
Kareena Kapoor excited about ‘Singham Returns’ song 'Aata Majhi Satakli'
Movie Review: '22 Jump Street' a raucous, raunchy comedy
'P.K.' marketing gimmick: Aamir Khan talks to fans from standee
Kapil Sharma to open Amitabh Bachchan’s 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 8'
I would be homeless, jobless: Karan Johar on paying Rs. 300 crore to stars

AKC HOT INDEX

ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi

MOVIES


celebs wallpapers the celeb A-Z
who's in Freida Pinto | Anushka Sharma | Katrina Kaif | Deepika Padukone | Ranbir Kapoor | Dev Patel | Aishwarya Rai | Abhishek Bachchan | Imran Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Salman Khan | Aamir Khan | Hrithik Roshan | Akshay Kumar | Zayed Khan | Saif Ali Khan | John Abraham | Shahid Kapur | Kareena Kapoor | Vidya Balan | Priyanka Chopra | Rani Mukherjee | Mallika Sherawat | Bipasha Basu | Preity Zinta | Kajol | Neha Dhupia | Sameera Reddy | Juhi Chawla | Karisma Kapoor | Madhuri Dixit | Chitrangada Singh | Payal Rohatgi | Sneha Ullal | Mahima Chaudhary | Meghna Naidu | Rakhi Sawant | Bhumika Chawla | Lisa Ray | Dimple Kapadia | Ayesha Takia | Dia Mirza | Sushmita Sen | Amisha Patel | Esha Deol | Amrita Rao | Amrita Arora | Genelia D'Souza | Arjun Rampal | Amitabh Bachchan | Vivek Oberoi | Raima Sen | Riya Sen | Rekha | Rimi Sen | Nigar Khan | Tanushree Dutta | Yana Gupta | Shilpa Shetty | Celina Jaitley | Sonam Kapoor | Neha Oberoi | Nisha Rawal | Manjari Fadnis | Kamal Haasan | Rajnikant | Asin | Sanjay Dutt | Shahid Kapoor | Sherlyn Chopra | Farhan Akhtar | Prachi Desai | Mandira Bedi | Shahana Goswami | Konkona Sen Sharma | Kangana Ranaut | Mugdha Godse | Masumeh Makhija | Minissha Lamba | Nandana Sen | Malaika Arora | Shweta Kumar | Namitha | Kalki Koechlin | Mahi Gill | Shakeela | Lara Dutta | A R Rahman | Trisha | Shruti Haasan | Neetu Chandra | Shriya Saran | Padma Lakshmi | Emma Watson | Kelly Clarkson | Britney Spears | Anne Hathaway | Anjana Sukhani | Tila Tequila | Soha Ali Khan | Priyamani | Sonal Chauhan | Vaishali Desai | Jackky Bhagnani | Kristen Stewart | Robert Pattinson | Neil Nitin Mukesh | Shiney Ahuja | more...