When Aishwarya Rai faced negativity and was body-shamed; here's how she fought back
Aishwarya Rai once faced all the negativity, body-shaming and she was also judged, but there never came the point in the actress's life wherein she was in self-doubt.
Recently, she was seen posing with South superstar R Sarathkumar and his daughters, Varalaxmi and Pooja, in Puducherry. She got trolled, saying she is again pregnant. Many netizens started making speculations about Aishwarya’s second pregnancy.
"Is that a baby bump", asked one social user. "She looks pregnant", said another. "Could be the pregnancy glow" said one user. "Another Bachchan on the way," commented another. “Has she gained weight or is she pregnant again?” a user commented.
When you're a public figure, you have to look good always, be in shape, and maintain beauty no matter what may come. If not, you would face nasty comments on your pictures.
During Aishwarya's pregnancy, she faces such nasty comments on her body that grabbed national headlines. In an interview with CNN-News18, she talked about it at length, "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."
The actress further added, "Articles have often said that 'oh! she has had the fairy tale life.' Yes, I have had many blessings, and I'm very grateful for that, but my question is, 'On what basis, do you assume?' This again brings that down to judgement. Because of the way you choose to look at something, you decide its cakewalk. People think that if you look a certain way, you won't be judged. But, believe me, irrespective of how you look, everybody faces judgement for something or the other."
However, this never affected her, and despite facing all the negativity, there never came the point in Aishwarya's life wherein she was in self-doubt. "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," she added.