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Arijit Bhattacharya (Aishzone)
Username: Aishzone

Registered: 2-2004
Posted From: 221.134.59.69
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 12:15 am:   

click here for a video clip of Aishu's interview
Plz be patient as the clip is at the end of the program
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Arijit Bhattacharya (Aishzone)
Username: Aishzone

Registered: 2-2004
Posted From: 221.134.57.44
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 4:09 am:   

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Crews transformed a historic section of downtown Oakland into a tableau of bright lights and cameras this weekend as Indian super star Aishwarya Rai, the queen of Bollywood, filmed her latest American movie, "The Mistress of Spices," about an Oakland shop owner trained in the art of healing with spices.

On Sunday, Old Oakland became a veritable outdoor set -- complete with adoring fans clamoring for autographs -- as the Legogo bargain store at 8th and Washington streets was dressed up as the lead character's spice shop and an adjacent postal store did its duty as a taqueria. A parked taco truck played itself.

"It is a wonderfully told story," said Rai, irelaxing in a turquoise sari between takes Sunday as extras scurried about. "I look for work that is meaningful and where I can be able to contribute to tell a story."
Aishu
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Arijit Bhattacharya (Aishzone)
Username: Aishzone

Registered: 2-2004
Posted From: 221.134.56.184
Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 5:29 am:   

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"Can you imagine?" she laughs from London. "We've almost finished the entire shooting in just about a month! Now we shoot for a week in San Francisco and the film is ready to roll out. Amazing! It didn't feel like shooting at all. As it is, Gurinder Chadha's unit is like family after Bride & Prejudice. Her husband Paul was with us right through that film. So was (cinematographer) Santosh Sivan who has always shot me like a dream, ever since my first film, Iruvar (in Tamil).

"The rest of the unit, with whom we shot on the Isle Of Man and London were English. Today, when they all packed up to proceed to the US, we didn't feel like we had shot a movie. It was a picnic, honestly


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