Aishwarya Rai is play royalty in a biopic on the lifeof Gayatri Devi, the former Maharani of Jaipur.

A film based on her autobiography A PrincessRemembers is being directed by Indian filmmaker J. P. Dutta (Border).Rajmata Gayatri Devi (as she is now known) has given her consent to Dutta tocast Aishwaraya as the actress to portray her in the film.

Gayatri Devi was the Princess of Cooch Behar (WestBengal) before she married Maharaja Mansingh of Jaipur in 1939 and was knownfor her beauty and her work for the poor in her home state.

She entered politics in 1962 as a member of theSwatantra Party and was jailed in 1972, during the 'Emergency.' Gayatri Deviwas named one of the most beautiful women in the world by Vogue magazine.