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British actor Ben Kingsley and Indian star Aishwarya Rai Bachan are set to star together in a movie titled as Taj.  The movie is based on the story of the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. The movie is expected to be funded jointly by British and Indian production executives.

News reports have it that the two stars discussed the broad details of the project, as early as last year. And given the busy schedules of the two stars, the movie plans fructified only now.

Taj Mahal is the famous mausoleum that emperor Shah Jahan built when his third wife Mumtaz died while giving birth to their fourteenth child. No prizes for guessing that Ben Kingsley will the Shah and Aishwarya, Mumtaz. The film is expected to start only as as late as 2010 though.