||Aishwarya Rai is tipped to act in the new Asterix and Obelix film,
which has also in the cast martial arts star Jean Claude van Damme.
An entirely new part may be written for the Indian star in the film version of 'Asterix
and Obelix at the Olympic Games', which does not have any main female characters.
There is no news about what role would Aishwarya Rai play in the film,
which is slated for release in 2007 or 2008 coinciding with the Beijing Olympics.
Asterix fans around the globe will see a new Gaul hero in place of the affable Christian Clavier, who is not returning for the live action film based on the comic book by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.
Famous French actor Gerard Depardieu will be back as the mehir-carrying Obelix in the film, which is expected to be his last.