After her pregnancy, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has always gained mammoth attention from media as if she is the last celebrity on earth. From her baby bump to the first look of BetiB and then her post pregnancy weight, the Former Miss World was always under the scrutinizing glare of paparazzi, which never left any stones unturned in marring her image.
With every passing day the frenzy only proliferated further. Thanks to the extreme media madness that went berserk over the little baby, who now appear no less than a celebrity with so much hoopla around her. In addition, the heavy criticism and shameless accusations by the Indian media on Aishwarya for not shedding her weight post childbirth only added to the love-hate relationship between the shutterbugs and the Bachchan Bahu.
Further, her appearance in Cannes 2012 was tainted by nasty jibes for the same heaviness post pregnancy. The remarks passed were not only absurd but senseless. Although the Western media had all praises for the beauty queen’s self poise and confidence, the desi media constantly knocked Mrs. Bachchan for being overweight and even went on saying that the former Miss World is out of the place in the glamorous world. Some even suggested that she should learn from global celebs like Victoria Beckham and Angelina Jolie.
Nevertheless, at Cannes this year, the Bollywood’s uncrowned queen with her exquisiteness has given all her detractors who have been busy criticizing her for her weight, a slap right on their cheek. No wonder, Hollywood’s favorite actress of all time, Julia Roberts addressed Aish as the most gorgeous woman of the world.
The slimmed new look of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for Cannes 2013 not only made the desi media shut their mouth but also proved that women do not have to be size zero to be elegant. For those who felt that Aishwarya was letting down her country by not maintaining her figure post motherhood in last year Cannes Film Festival should now go look for some other fodder to feed their papers. And hope Aishwarya’s startling appearance will now finally put an end to her weight talks.
These people, who criticized her actually fell short in noticing her genuine side and so in no time, termed the asset into liability. They failed to see that Aishwarya like a true Indian woman had revealed the world her real self because even though her weight was gaining a lot of criticism and flak from media, the gorgeous actress was never anxious of stepping out in the glare of publicity. She could have easily stayed away from the hawking glare of media until she could get back to her earlier posture, but the actress braved all the disapprovals and stayed firm to her decision to focus on her motherhood.
For all those desi fans who thought it was her duty to get back to her original size, Aishwarya proved that she is not just a model, beauty queen or actress but a woman of substance who is not ready to fall prey to a society who illustrates women as physical entities. For a moment I wonder are these the same group of people who talk about women liberation and progression. And if by chance, their daughter-in-law/wife/sister had been in the same situation, would they react in a similar fashion? Perhaps, not!
Well, no matter what the desis think about the global star, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan by default has also now become a role model to all the young independent women of India who in the name of career and jobs tend to leave their month old infants in the baby centre. There was a time when mother in-laws used to curse the Bollywood movies and heroines for turning their bahus irresponsible but now it seems they’ll have an exemplar in the form of yummy mummy Aish.
Well, if a star like Aishwarya can take a profound break from her high-profile career just to be with her baby and shower her with all the love and care, why can’t we? Kudos to the star mom who is maintaining a balance between her career and motherhood!
The time has come where now the media should just leave Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her weight jibes. You guys surely have more crucial issues to focus on, don’t you?
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