Aishwarya Rai Attacked Over “Double Chin” Photo

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recently attending the Ambani party.

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.

Mukesh Ambani’s Wankhede lift felled as demolition goes ahead

Back down to Earth with a bang: BMC worker is demilishing Ambani's Lift at Wankhad in mumbai on  12th  April ,2012.

Back down to Earth with a bang: BMC worker is demilishing Ambani's Lift at Wankhad in mumbai on 12th April ,2012.

There’s no way Mukesh Ambani, one of India‘s richest and most powerful people, could have seen this coming.

The Brihan Mumbai Corporation (BMC) on Thursday began demolition work on an elevator especially commissioned by the industrialist at the Wankhede Stadium. BMC officials said the elevator was being brought down because Ambani had failed to get the required sanction from the civic agency.

The demolition exercise follows a March 31 ‘stop work’ order issued by the BMC to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), which manages the stadium. However, although with the MCA’s consent, the elevator was being built at Ambani’s own expense. The Reliance honcho has been a regular at Wankhede ever since he purchased the Indian Premier League‘s Mumbai Indians franchise. Courtesy of the ongoing IPL season, Ambani floated the idea of the elevator to ease his passage to the stadium’s corporate boxes – the luxury air-conditioned sections above every level of the pavilion.

Despite its exclusivity, the boxes have to be accessed by the common stairs, which Ambani was reportedly averse to climbing. Following this, MCA officials forwarded the appeal to its committee for the final word. The committee granted the sanction, albeit on the condition that Ambani would foot the whole bill.

The committee also made it clear that the use of the lift would not be restricted to Ambani and his brood and be open for everyone who reserves any of the stadium’s 18 corporate boxes as well as MCA officials. Even as the BMC tore down the elevator, the cricket body claimed that the committee’s approval was subject to Ambani securing a go-ahead from the civic agency apart from the other authorities involved.

courtesy: MailOlineIndia & Krishna Kumar