When Aishwarya Rai reached Cannes 2012, she would have never thought that her weight would become hotter issue than corruption in her country
When there were reports that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would be walking the red carpet at Cannes 2012, many people wondered how she will showcase her. Reports had suggested she had put on at least 15 kilogram extra weight following the delivery of a girl child a few months ago. There were some videos too doing the rounds on Youtube showing a very hefty and gaunt looking Aishwarya Rai, walking and sitting in a vehicle.
It was after many such rumors and videos that even went viral on many portals that the report about Aishwarya appearing in Cannes came. It was sort of surprising for many.
Putting on weight after childbirth is usual in India. Some women are able to work out and remove the extra weight from around their wait, while for others it becomes a permanent fixture. But the former Miss World, and the leading lady of the Indian cinema, Rai who has added her husband’s surname to her name, almost awoke people from their slumber. She looked more beautiful than many gals in Indian filmdom who are at least a decade younger than her.
But she has that uncanny capability to amaze her fans and detractors alike. Aishwarya Rai is a name that is known by millions of people in India and elsewhere. Aishwarya is known for her beauty, as well as for her modeling and acting career that began as a teenager in India. The dark-haired beauty stands five feet seven inches tall and has stunning green-blue eyes. By any standard of beauty, Aiswarya Rai’s beauty is recognized worldwide.
Though known more for being a leading light of India’s Hindi film industry, she belongs and started her career from South Indian films. Aishwarya Rai was born on November 1, 1973, in Mangalore. She had once considered entering the medical field, before choosing architecture. Her intelligence and academic abilities were matched by her beauty, though, and Aishwarya decided to enter the Ford Supermodel Contest in 1991. At only 17 years old, Aishwarya won the Ford Supermodel Contest and began her career in modeling. Since then she never looked back.
She is the most recognized female Indian film personality across the world. She was the first Indian actress to appear at Cannes and has remained almost a permanent fixture there. In Abu Jani dress she looked among the best while standing tall amidst other beauties.
But there are Aishwarya detractors who have pounced on the opportunity and are attacking her vigorously. A reader says, “Anyone who has eyes and good judgment can plainly see that she has put on a lot of weight and looks far too different from the Aishwarya we all used to know. I don’t think it’s a shameful thing to have baby weight or look your age, but you should accept it”.
Another reader says, “She could have avoided walking the red carpet in Cannes. She was an epitome of beauty, but it is total disappointment to see her in this attire. She looks aged in the pictures”. Yet another reader goes on to say, “I am sorry, I am not a weight person, but as a celebrity you are constantly in the public eye, and if I had tons and tons of money and know that people will comment I would try to get back in shape. I am not saying stick skinny because she never was but at least to what she looked like before she got pregnant. Especially if I knew that in 6 months time I was attending one of the most Prestigious functions like Cannes”.