Though actresses like Karisma Kapoor, Sonali Bendre and Pooja Bhatt have supported Aishwarya's weight gain, a certain section of the media and many of her fans cannot seem to forgive her for gaining weight post delivery!
Speaking about the recent uproar that Aishwarya Rai's weight gain has made, columnist Shobhaa De told Daily News, “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." The writer further added that this concept of lean and thin celebrity has come from western culture since Hollywood actresses like Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham spotted a skinny look barely two weeks after delivery.
It's now being said that Aishwarya will sport a desi look at Cannes and will wear sarees and other Indian outfits at the highly prestigious festival. When Aishwarya finally walks the red carpet at the Cannes and receives rave reviews from the western media about her looks, it would be like a 'slap on the face' on people in her country who has 'strange' expectations from female celebrities.
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