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Ash in US TV show heroes

Thursday, June 14, 2007
Her marriage to Abhishek Bachchan has not really slowed down Aishwarya Bachchan. Quite literally, since the former Miss World's career hasn't really hit a lull period post wedding. Close on the heels of her bagging prestigious films with RGV and Karan Johar, the appreciation for her role in the UK film Provoked and the news that her true blue international project, The Last Legion will see the light of the day, comes the report that the emerald eyed beauty has been signed up to star in the top US sci-fi serial Heroes.

Heroes-TV.com has reported that the actress will appear in 8 episodes of the upcoming series of the NBC show about superhuman beings. The science fiction drama television series, created by Tim Kring, premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006 and tells the story of several people who "thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible abilities" such as telepathy, time travel and flight. These people soon realize they have a role in preventing a catastrophe and saving mankind.

The series follows the writing style of American comics with short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc and has actors of the caliber of Jack Coleman, Ali Larter and Hayden Leslie Panettiere. It's been said that Ash will play the role of Dr. Mohinder Suresh's elder sister Shanti Suresh, and will have a super-power of her own, something which has not yet been disclosed.

Interestingly this gives Ash a chance to work closely with Sendhil Ramamurthy, an American actor of Indian origin who plays Dr Mohinder Suresh, a genetics professor at the University of Madras that is attempting to find the truth behind the sudden death of his father and continuing his father's research of locating the 'superhuman' beings on Earth.

However in one of the episodes, Mohinder's mother has been shown telling him that his sister Shanti had died when she was five before his birth and whom Mohinder's dad loved very much. In another episode, Mohinder himself has been seen saying that he was born a few months too late to save his sister. So how Shanti Suresh i.e Aishwarya's character now fits into the scheme of things in the script will be really interesting to watch.

Aishwarya will reportedly begin shooting in Los Angeles later this month, and is expected to be seen on-screen as early as October of this year. If all goes well, the Bachchan Bahu will indeed have a great time balancing Bollywood and Hollywood!

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