Wednesday, December 15, 2004 16:09 IST
America's most prestigious, highest rated and longest running television news magazine 60 Minutes has traveled across the globe to Mumbai, India for an exclusive interview with Aishwarya Rai who is deemed by millions as "The World's Most Beautiful Woman."
She is the reigning Queen of Bollywood, the highest paid actress with her 30 films having been seen by millions. She has won numerous acting awards and legions of fans that have dedicated over 17,000 websites in her honor.
Ash became the first Indian actor to be a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. She's also the latest member of the elite L'Oreal Dream Team, joining beauties Catherine Deneuve & Andie MacDowell as their international ambassador.
She's graced the covers of countless publications including the prestigious TIME Magazine, with Time also having named her on their list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World
Veteran reporter Bob Simon who conducted the interview has reported stories from all around the world, continuing a CBS News career that makes him one of the most honored foreign correspondents in the
Throughout his storied and distinguished career, he has covered the activities of numerous major international figures, from Pope John Paul ll's historic visits to Poland and Cuba to the release of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. The segment is produced by Neeraj Khemlani.
"This will mark the first time in the history of 60 Minutes where they feature an in depth one-on-one profile with a Bollywood star" says Khemlani.
"Ash's popularity is global and America will soon get a taste of this international phenomenon," says her manager Simone Sheffield.
Program airs Sunday January 2, 2005 on CBS.