Aishwarya Rai: “Motherhood Is Wonderful”

In the wake of a rush of public criticism over her postpartum figure, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai put in a simply stunning red carpet appearance at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival this week.

Though her 6-month-old daughter Aaradhya wasn’t with her, she clearly wasn’t far from her adoring mom’s thoughts. Aishwarya, who sparkled in a gorgeous floor-length gown, looked radiant as she gushed about her baby girl.

“(Motherhood) is wonderful. You ask the question and I beam!” she told reporters. “It’s splendid… It’s inexplicable. The joy, the bliss, is wonderful. A smile from my daughter and that’s it! She’s good. She’s great.”

Aishwarya, often called the most beautiful woman in the world, came under attack this month when an online video called her out for not shedding her pregnancy pounds quickly enough. It quickly garnered plenty of attention, with commenters both criticizing the stunning star and coming to her defense.

“She needs to learn from people like Victoria Beckham who are back to size zero weeks after their delivery,” wrote one.

Aaradhya is the first child for Aishwarya and her husband, actor Abhishek Bachchan.

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  • SMH

    I think for people who are this beautiful other people tend to just never believe that someone could gain weight and still be beautiful. I see nothing wrong with how she looks. Big or little she’s still probably the most beauitiful women I have ever seen. Let her enjoy motherhood and I’m sure in time she’ll get back to where she needs to be. Not all women bounce back as quickly.

  • Anonymous

    ” She needs to Learn from Victoria Beckham who was back to size Zero after their delivery ”

  • ER

    People can be SO MEAN. How does anyone know how she feels? Maybe Aishwarya has been trying maybe she hasn’t…this is NO ONES business but her own. I think she’s still very beautiful! I’m hoping her husband doesn’t mind ’cause that could really crush her the most.

  • Anonymous

    THIS is the woman they were all talking about? She’s freaking gorgeous and nowhere NEAR fat!

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