Aishwarya Rai Criticized By India For Not Losing Enough Baby Weight

Not even the most beautiful woman in the world can escape public criticism!

Former Miss World and one of Bollywood's biggest stars, Aishwarya Rai, is under attack for not losing enough baby weight, New York Daily News reports. The stunning 38-year-old star - who gave birth last November to daughter Aaradhya with husband Abhishek Bachchan - is being slammed in her native India by film fans, on blogs, and in entertainment columns for not dropping enough post-baby weight, with many arguing the actress has a "duty" to her supporters to keep up her glamorous image.

Not even the most beautiful woman in the world can escape public criticism!

Former Miss World and one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Aishwarya Rai, is under attack for not losing enough baby weight, New York Daily News reports. The stunning 38-year-old star – who gave birth last November to daughter Aaradhya with husband Abhishek Bachchan – is being slammed in her native India by film fans, on blogs, and in entertainment columns for not dropping enough post-baby weight, with many arguing the actress has a “duty” to her supporters to keep up her glamorous image.

Some of the harsh criticism includes a video of the actress, juxtaposing images of her pre- and post-baby body overlaid with the sound of elephants trumpeting. The clip has been viewed more than 500,000 times. Other online sources have followed suit, with similar view counts.

“She is a Bollywood actress and it is her duty to look good and fit,” one video commenter said. Another said 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 paper about backlash.

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,” De said. “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.”

Some have come to the defense of the Raincoat actress.

She is a real woman looking after a baby. We should be concern [sic] for her health and happiness especially if she is nursing the baby,” one commenter wrote. “Not the Western belief of expecting people in the spot light to lose all weight in month.”

The new mom has said she wants to “enjoy motherhood” and not stress about the number on a scale.

What do you think? Do stars like Victoria Beckham and Jessica Alba portray a damaging image for new moms?

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  1. Heart

    I think those women potray damaging images like that to themselves. Being a real woman, working in the real world, I wouldn’t place expectations like that on any woman. It’s up to her when and if she decides to lose weight. As long as she’s healthy, it doesn’t matter. Don’t start comparing yourselves to celebs, you don’t live, work or have a life like them. It’s apples and oranges.

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  2. Courtney

    oh please some have to lose it quickly for contractual obligations/health reasons and it’s harder to bounce back after age 35 because your metabolism slows down

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  3. SMH

    I think she should lose the weight when she wants and no matter what she’s still beautiful. I have seen the pic they are criticizing and she does look about 10-15 years older in age bc of the extra weight. I think with time she’ll lose it and if she doesn’t I still kill for her gorgeous looks!

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  4. Anonymous

    Pretty? Yes. Most beautiful? No! Overrated in terms of her looks, and was never thin before she was pregnant.

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  5. rajni shetty

    At present she is playing the role of a MOTHER ..and not a star…her child is her first priority here….so leave her alone, critics….she will play this most important role well ,too….

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  6. rajni shetty

    At present she is playing the role of a MOTHER ..and not a star…her child is her first priority here….so leave her alone, critics….she will play this most important role well ,too….

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  7. rajni shetty

    At present she is playing the role of a MOTHER ..and not a star…her child is her first priority here….so leave her alone, critics….she will play this most important role well ,too….

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  8. rajni shetty

    At present she is playing the role of a MOTHER ..and not a star….so leave her alone ,critics,…..she will play this most important role well,too

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  9. Nancy

    Please don’t try to look like Angelina or Victoria. They are skeletal remains of what they used to be. This woman is the most gorgeous woman alive and she could stand to gain a few pounds. Leave her alone haters!!

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