Aishwarya Rai Slammed for Post-Baby Weight Gain
Former Miss World and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gave birth to her baby girl Aaradhya last November. Unfortunately, the beauty queen is now getting slammed in India for not dropping her baby weight.
“Aishwarya is like a goddess. She is held up as the ideal of beauty and so there is an expectation on her to look perfect at all times,” Columnist Shobhaa De explains. “The role models being held up are Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham . . .this whole business of looking desperately skinny two weeks after giving birth is a Western import.
Film sites and blogs have posted mocking videos and biting remarks about the actress. “She is a Bollywood actress and it is her duty to look good and fit,” one commenter added.
However, the actress still has some loyal supporters. “She is a real woman looking after a baby. We should be concerned for her health and happiness especially if she is nursing the baby,” another viewer added. “Not the Western belief of expecting people in the spot light to lose all weight in month.”
As for Rai, she simply wants to “enjoy motherhood” instead of worrying about a few extra pounds.
What are your thoughts? Is this simply the price of fame or are celebrity mothers given ourtrageous expectations of beauty and weight?
Check out some of the Bollywood news coverage of the beautiful mom below.