Eros to release Provoked on 6 April

MUMBAI: Eros International will release and distribute the Aishwarya Rai starrer Provoked nationwide on 6 April 2007 with advance previews on 5 April 2007.

Provoked is the true life story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia (played by 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.

The film, based on Ahluwalia’s biography Circle of Light written by Rahila Gupta, follows her lonely struggle in an abusive 10-year marriage, her retaliation through the murder of her violent husband and the efforts of women activists Southall Black Sisters to bring her justice.

The cast includes Rai, Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews, Rebecca Pidgeon, Nandita Das and Robbie Coltrane.