Aishwarya Rai starrer impresses Indian PM’s wife ...


Madhureeta Mukherjee

A special screening of the film Provoked starring Aishwarya Rai was organized for the Prime Minister’s wife Mrs. Gursharan Kaur in New Delhi, recently. Ms Kaur was visibly touched by the sensitive film and after the movie, she showered much praise on the star cast, especially Aishwarya Rai. She has written to the producers of the film stating, “The movie brilliantly highlights the trauma and struggle associated with domestic violence which many women undergo. The issues raised by the movie need to be widely publicized and shared so that women can courageously speak against this inhuman act.” Provoked is the true life depiction of Kiranjit Ahluwalia (played by Aishwarya Rai), the Asian woman who overturned the British judicial system and transformed the meaning of “provocation” in the case of physically abused women, winning justice for women subjected to domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse.