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Aishwarya RaiAishwarya, Sushmita contend to play Rani Laxmi Bai
29th June 2006  22.40 IST
By ApunKaChoice Bureau  


Both the beauty queens are slated to play the valiant queen of Jhansi in separate projects.

Aishwarya Rai and Sushmita Sen are in contention to play the role of Rani Laxmibai. Ash, a former Miss World, is already slated to play the said role in filmmaker Ketan Mehta 's second movie on the Indian freedom struggle after his 'Mangal Pandey The Rising ' last year.




Sush, a former Miss Universe, is said to be thinking of venturing into film production with a film on Rani Laxmi Bai.

It is learnt that Sush is eager to play the valiant queen herself.

She intends to train in horse riding and sword fighting to prepare for her role.

Rumours have also been abuzz that Sush's boyfriend, ad filmmaker Manav Menon, might direct the film. However, Sush says nothing is finalized as yet, and either the film's director or cinematographer will be from Hollywood.

Coincidentally, Sushmita's birthday falls on November 19, which also happens to be the birthdate of Rani Laxmibai.

Sush is also tipped to play the fifth wife of Mauryan king Ashoka in a movie to be directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the maker of Pinjar .



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