Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has opened up on being body shamed both by trolls and media after she delivered her daughter Aaradhya in 2011.
Speaking to News18, Aishwarya, whose movie Fanney Khan was released today, said, “It’s not just been post motherhood. Contextually, post motherhood, You are referring to specifically body shaming. Because you are looking at it from that aspect of the body frame changing. I am talking about the reason I was able to handle it because I have faced judgement in my life for so long.”
Aishwarya, however, added that the her confidence never took a beating at any given point of time because of the constant body shaming. She said, “There was never a point of self-doubt. I’m so happy in my own life with Aaradhya around and the positivity as well as clarity that I have in my head about myself. At the end of the day, these are the choices I’m making. Nobody else is dictating or telling me how to be and what to do.”
Aishwarya was subjected to constant criticism for gaining weight in the aftermath of her pregnancy. Her detractors had slammed her when she first appeared at Cannes immediately after becoming a mother because of her over weight. However, the actress has undergone a huge transformation while returning to her old self as a sexy diva.
Last she was seen in Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in an incredibly bold avatar. The steamy scenes of Aishwarya and Ranbir had become a topic of intense conversation with many even questioning if it was appropriate for her to play such role opposite an actor, younger to her by so many years.
Fanen Khan also has Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao. The general response to the film has been quite bad, A review by Indian Express said, “A film starring a bunch of our top star-actors can be so off the mark is a sobering, dismal thought: this Anil Kapoor-Aishwarya Rai-Rajkummar Rao concoction, based on a Belgian film Everybody’s Famous, is unbelievably awful.”