Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai has been discharged from hospital, after being injured in an accident during a film shoot.

Rai had hurt her foot when a jeep accidentally hit her during rehearsals for the Hindi movie KAKHI.

She emerged from hospital in a wheelchair accompanied by her family earlier today (09APR03), and was taken to her apartment in the west of Bombay.

She said that God had been extremely kind to her and she had come out of "a near fatal accident".

Rai's secretary, HARI SINGH, said doctors had advised her to rest for the next three weeks.

Mr Singh also revealed that Rai would be on the jury at the CANNES film festival in May (03) - becoming the first Indian actress to do so.