Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been tagged the most beautiful woman in the world. However, when she had Aaradhya, she didn’t lose her post-baby weight for quite some time. She was, in fact, pictured on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet and criticised by Indian media. The actress has spoken about that time.
“I didn�۪t over think the fact that I had put on weight. I didn�۪t do anything as expected of someone who came with all the adages as me. Model beauty, titleholder, glamorous, Cannes, brands… There�۪s a lot of glamour and a lot of visual that is attached to me. But I stayed committed to my reality. If my body did go through this change, so be it. I didn�۪t play into the stereotype of what is possible. It�۪s an individual choice if people decide to go under the knife. I had access to that but I chose not to. I was genuinely comfortable in my skin and I got recognition along the way,” said Bachchan to Filmfare.
She added, “Women who met me publicly, thanked me for the fact that I was giving them strength to be comfortable with the natural change. Hormonally anything can happen to a woman, your body can go through change and it�۪s important to remain comfortable and not let it affect your psychologically.�� My comfort and my conviction to just say true, in turn, gave strength to so many women. Suddenly, it�۪s okay to put on weight. It�۪s okay that your body changes physically from health reasons or otherwise and it�۪s okay to choose to dress the way you want to”.
Bachchan recently made a comeback to the big screen after five years in Sanjay Gupta’s directorial ‘Jazbaa’ which released on 9th October.