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Aishwarya Rai Birthday: When The Actress Opened Up On Criticism On Her Post-Pregnancy Weight Gain

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Aishwarya Rai Birthday: When The Actress Opened Up On Criticism On Her Post-Pregnancy Weight Gain


One of the most beautiful women on the face of this planet, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, has time and again proved that she is way beyond her looks. After winning the Miss World title in 1994, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made her Bollywood debut in 1997 with Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, opposite Bobby Deol.

She went on to do some incredible work and proved her mettle with every performance. Eventually, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan became every director's desired actress to work with. The actress will celebrate her 50th birthday tomorrow.

A perfect combination of beauty and brains, the actress has become the epitome of grace, even when she gained an obscene amount of weight after delivering her daughter, Aradhya Bachchan.

When Aishwarya Rai Bachhcan was trolled for her post-pregnancy weight gain

In 2007, she married the love of her life, Abhishek Bachchan, and in 2011, the couple welcomed their first child, Aradhya. Her life after delivering the baby wasn't the same. She gained several kilos, thus becoming almost irrecognizable.

The Bollywood actress with an ideal-toned body left her fans surprised with her shocking weight gain. Every new mother goes through some massive physical changes after delivering the baby.

Aishwarya's overweight phase was nothing new. It was simply overexaggerated and unnecessary media attention was thrown at her.

Aishwarya Rai reacts to post-pregnancy body shaming

While the Jodhaa Akbar actress is known to remain silent on such personal matters, this time she chose to give it back to the trolls in a savage way. During a candid conversation with British journalist David Frost in 2015, Aish opened up about the hurtful criticism and body-shaming.

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"It was natural in my case that was the natural turn that my body took in terms of whether I gained weight, had water retention, or whatever else goes with the space. I was comfortable, and that's why I have been who I have been. I stepped out in public when I could take time out from my baby, and if I did think it was a big deal, I would have been in hiding or would have done something about it," Aishwarya said.

Reflecting on the challenging period, she said, "I wasn't unsettled by it. If others were bothered, I guess it might have been quite a spectacle for them, because I was focused on embracing genuine moments with my baby."

Interestingly, it also brought out a surprising take on how new mothers have been inspired by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's unapologetic stance on embracing her body post-pregnancy.

"I wasn't disturbed by it. If people were, well, I guess I hope they enjoyed the drama because I was busy leading a very real life with my baby. I didn't realize it, but I think the most positive thing that came out of it for me was to have so many women come to me and say, 'Thank you you've actually gone and given so much confidence to so many of us who always believed that. I wasn't on some mission to prove a point in this way or that. I was just being real," said the Ponniyin Selvan actress.

On the work front

Aishwarya Rai was last seen in the pan-Indian blockbuster Ponniyin Selvan II. Helmed by Mani Ratnam, the movie also starred Vikram, Trisha Krishnan, Sobhita Dhulipala, and Prakash Raj in prominent roles.

As of now, she hasn't announced any further projects. We cannot wait for her to create magic again on the big screen.


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