Leading Bollywood lady Aishwarya Rai is in hospital in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) after being injured on the set of her latest movie.

The stunning actress hurt her foot after being hit by a jeep while rehearsing for KHAKEE near the town of Nasik - east of Mumbai.

The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle which veered off the road and hit her.

Doctors have declared her to be out of danger.

Several fans have gathered outside the hospital where 29-year-old Rai - a former MISS WORLD - has been admitted.

The accident took place just days after the actress made headlines in a controversy involving two Bollywood actors, VIVEK OBEROI and Salman Khan.

Oberoi, a close friend of Rai, accused Khan, of threatening and abusing him over his relations with the actress.

Khan, one of the Indian film industry's most controversial stars, was recently charged with culpable homicide after allegedly driving his car over five people, killing one of them. The case is currently in court.