Ben Kingsley and Aishwarya Rai Team in a Taj Mahal Movie


Ben Kingsley


British actor Ben Kingsley told the Times of India that he is about to star in a film feature about Taj Mahal alongside Aishwarya Rai.

The admired, popular mausoleum will finally have its own story, with two big names starring in for sure. Yes, Ben Kingsley has revealed to the Times of India that he is set to act opposite Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai in a film feature about Taj Mahal.

"The movie is on the building of the Taj Mahal," the Oscar winner remarked, adding "I had spoken to Aishwarya last year while we were working on The Last Legion and she very generously agreed to do the movie with me."

Here Kingsley is poised to play Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan while Rai will be his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, upon whose death the grief-stricken ruler built the Taj in 1648. Kingsley has been noticed to also say that the romantic drama will also include the Shah's abject isolation for years in a prison cell.

Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan's third wife, died in her struggle to give birth to their fourteenth child, Gauhara Begum, in 1631. Soon after her death, the construction of Taj Mahal began with surrounding buildings and garden being finished in 1653. At present day, the mausoleum has become the most popular tourist attraction in India, drawing in 2 to 3 million visitors every year.

As for Kingsley, the actor has indeed been pretty busy lately, already lined up handfuls of future film projects in his resume, such as "The Wackness", "Elegy", and "Will (2009/II)." The latter one, which will see him both star and produce, is an adaptation of the Christopher Rush novel telling about fictional deathbed meeting William Shakespeare held with his lawyer to discuss his last will and testament.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Miley Cyrus Goes Shopping in Malibu in Tiny Bikini
  2. 'Gambit' Is Being Reworked Following Success of 'Deadpool' and 'Logan'
  3. Pics: Emily Ratajkowski Goes Topless, Parades Impressive Bum in Thong Bikini
  4. Comic-Con: 'Ready Player One' First Footage Introduces Stepen Spielberg's VR Dystopia
  5. Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo Are Asked to Tie the Knot at 'DotS' Theme Park
  6. Mary J. Blige Sparks Gay Rumors With Kate Moss
  7. Comic-Con: 'Justice League' Trailer Teases Superman's Return and Green Lantern
  8. Rob Kardashian Returns to Twitter to Post Photo of Daughter Dream
  9. New Couple Alert! Brooklyn Beckham and Madison Beer Are Dating
  10. New Romance? Shirtless Justin Bieber Enjoys Romantic Hike With This Model

CELEBS PHOTO