Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, one of Bollywood’s biggest names, is being slammed by fans and critics for not losing her baby weight quickly enough, according to Us Weekly.
The most beautiful woman in the world and her husband Abhishek Bachchan welcomed daughter Aaradhya last November. Fans, bloggers and entertainment columnists in her native India have been brutally relentless about Aishwarya’s post-baby body. Many argue that the star, 38, has a “duty” to keep up her Bollywood image.
“She is a Bollywood actress and it is her duty to look good and fit,” one attacker said. Another suggested she “needs to learn from people like Victoria Beckham who are back to size zero weeks after their delivery.”
Showbusiness columnist Shobhaa De opened up to the New York Daily News explained, “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 role models being held up are Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham . . .this whole business of looking desperately skinny two weeks after giving birth is a Western import.”
For her part, Aishwarya says she just wants to “enjoy motherhood.”
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