New star for Heroes

Cast announcement for season two (careful: potential SPOILER, in a cast-and-character-news kind of way)

Former Miss World and award-winning Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai is joining the cast of Heroes for eight episodes this autumn, it’s been announced. She will appear as Mohinder’s supposedly-dead sister Shanti, and will have a super-power, although the nature of her ability is being kept a secret. She’ll begin filming in LA later this month.

Meanwhile, Heroes fans, the season one DVD should be available in the UK on 20 December 2007 (that’s three months after the US region one DVD box-set release).

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