Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai has signed up to star in a controversial new British film about a real-life murder.

In PROVOKED, the BRIDE + PREJUDICE star will portray an Anglo-Indian woman who killed her violent husband by setting fire to him.

Miranda Richardson and Robbie Coltrane will join the Asian stunner in the project.

The story made headlines in Britain when Prime Minister Tony Blair's husband CHERIE fought for the woman to be given a bravery award for fighting off her husband.

14/05/2005 01:08