Juror Rai ‘Rising’

Cast includes Khan, Stephens, Lewis

NEW DELHI — Cannes jury member and Bollywood thesp Aishwarya Rai has signed for Ketan Mehta’s “The Rising.”

Pic, based on the revolution of Indians against their colonial Brit rulers in 1857, with English and Hindi dialogue, includes Aamir Khan (“Lagaan”), Toby Stephens (“Die Another Day”) and Damian Lewis (HBO’s “Band of Brothers”).

Twentieth Century Fox is in talks for international and domestic distribution.

Rai’s also on board to Gurinder Chadha’s “Pride and Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical” (Cannes Show Daily, May 18) and her “Devdas” screened out of competition in Cannes last year.

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