She is often known as the most beautiful woman in the world but lately she’s faced some harsh critique regarding her appearance. Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai was rebuked by her fans and media critics when she failed to lose those extra pounds weeks after giving birth to her first child. She’s on the receiving end for her weight issues again! Only this time it is towards her weight loss, deemed incredible by many.
Aishwarya Rai, former Miss World and the Bollywood actress, unleashed a barrage of criticism after she was spotted at the Cannes Film Festival in May earlier this year with a double chin. Fans were furious, demanding Rai uphold her duty as a star and maintain a slim figure. While one said: “She is a Bollywood actress and it is her duty to look good and fit,” the other commented: “She needs to learn from people like Victoria Beckham who are back to size zero weeks after their delivery.”
Married to one of India’s most eligible bachelors, the Aishwarya Rai-Abhishek Bachchan made headlines across the world. Eight months after giving birth to baby Aaradhya, Rai is back to her slender self as she exudes confidence and glamour in her new project – a print advert for a national jewellers. However, instead of positive feedback for her weight loss, the actress’ new advert has caused fresh controversy. Rai now faces new rumours that allege that her photographs have been enhanced in post production.
B-wood website Bollywoodlife.com wrote: “We can’t figure out if she’s really lost weight or if the pictures are heavily Photoshopped. The ad has been shot aesthetically, which gives an impression that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is floating in golden-hued water. The actress was last spotted with baby Aaradhya in June this year, and it’s quite surprising that she has got back to her lean self within a matter of two months, or as we said before – the images might be a result of heavy editing.”
However, the director of photography for the shoot has denied any such allegation. Kiran Deohans, who shot the advertising material, said: “Coming back post-delivery after months and shooting for this commercial, Aishwarya is still the same. She is a true professional and has the same passion for work.
“As the director of photography, I felt she is the most beautiful woman I ever worked with. She always had that sparkling glow on her face earlier and even after pregnancy.”
Rai’s international fame and stunning good looks mean that she will always be on the receiving end of controversy. Here’s hoping the new working mum can look past the rumour mills and concentrate on her assignments!