Ben Kingsley's film 'Taj Mahal' will have Bollywood heroine

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Panaji, Dec 1 (ANI): Veteran Hollywood actor Sir Ben Kingsley has said that Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might play the role of Mumtaz in his dream project 'Taj Mahal', if she approves the script.

Talking to reporters here on Monday, Kingsley said:"My wife is going to be in the film. She will play Shah Jahan's first wife, Kandhari Begum, and we are hoping very much if Aishwarya approves this script and loves it and the rest we have to go through the courteous procedure of saying here is the script, show us the interest."

Kingsley said he was trying to arrange finances for the film's production.

"In my few days in India, I have to start raising funds to produce 'Taj Mahal'. I have to attract investors to make this film possible. At the moment, it's not fully financed by any means and I know there is a great interest in the project and I am very much hoping although my windows of opportunity is quite small, I am shaking hands with one or two investors and knowing it's going to happen because we do have the script and it's beautiful," he said.

Set to be produced by Kingsley's newly established production company, SBK Pictures, Taj Mahal, a film about Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his quest to build the Taj Mahal, will be shot in Agra.

The film is expected to be released in 2011. (ANI)

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