Mumbai (UNI): Aishwarya Rai starrer Provoked will be
premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, the film's
director Jagmohan Mundhra said here today.
The film starring Aishwarya as the protagonist depicting the
role of a battered Indian wife in the U K also has Nandita Das,
Naveen Andrews, Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Rebecca
Pidgeon playing important roles with music by A R Rahman.
Screenplay is by Carl Austin based on a book called 'Circle of
Light' by Rahila Gupta and Kiranjit Ahluwalia. It is a true story
of Kiranjit who killed her violent husband. The case had shocked
Britain nearly a decade and half ago. The worldwide launch of the
film will be in June-July after the premiere.
''We have had one screening in London for British Culture
Minister Patricia Heuitt who had launched the Bollywood Initiative
in England. The screening was well received and according to the
minister, there was not a single dry eye in the audience,'' Mundhra
said and added that he was pleased with the response. New York
based Lee Daniel company will market the film globally. ''The film
is complete and the company is devising marketing strategies for
the worldwide release,'' he added.