Another day, another catty article in the Indian media about Aishwarya Rai’s weight. Aishwarya was snapped in an unflattering position in the backseat of a car (no, not that kind of unflattering position!) and the press took the opportunity to completely trash her for it. Her crime? Having a double chin! And not even a real double chin, just the kind you get when you pull your head back a bit. courtesy: Renee Shah & CELEBS
ish was on her way to the big bash thrown by Mukesh Ambani for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon when the photo was taken. That photo–probably the most unflattering one of her in existence–has since made the front pages of not just entertainment websites but of major Indian (and overseas) newspapers.
Bollywood Life, in its usual “let’s fake concern to hide our inexcusable rudeness” attitude, ran the photo with the ridiculous headline “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s got a double chin!” and pretended to be worried that something was wrong with her for not being thin yet like “other” new mothers. (Makes you wonder what the article’s author looks like, doesn’t it? The weight-obsessed members of the gossip media don’t often have room to talk when it comes to the issue.)
Apparently, being a former beauty queen means one is never ever allowed to put on so much as a kilo–and if you do dare to gain weight at some point in your life you’ve implicitly given the media permission to be over the top rude about it.
So Aishwarya hasn’t lost all of her baby weight yet. Who cares? She obviously doesn’t. This song and dance about Aishwarya’s weight by the Indian media is getting old.
- Aishwarya Rai Too Fat? Weight Becomes a Media Obsession (celebs.gather.com)
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Post-Baby Weight Talk Continues (celebs.gather.com)
- Is This Really Aishwarya Rai? (sandalwoodandjasmine.wordpress.com)
- Aishwarya Rai signs a Rs 10 crore advertisement deal with Kalyan Jewellers (examiner.com)