Aishwarya Rai and Erin Heatherton lend their voices at the United Nations 2012 Every Woman Every Child Dinner held at The Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday (September 25) in New York City. The 38-year-old Bollywood actress and Erin, 23, were joined by Smash actress Debra Messing and Shaquille O’Neal at the charity event. Aishwarya was recently named the UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador and her role will be mainly to advocate the Global Plan, aiming to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keep their mothers alive.
US Media wondered what was all the hullabaloo about Aishwarya’s weight – “Indian critics and bloggers went f—king crazy criticizing Aish for not losing her postpartum baby weight soon enough. There were some in India who felt that Aishwarya was ‘letting her people down’ by not getting back to her old figure soon enough. Rai appeared at the Cannes Film Festival one week later, and she still looked magnificent”, wrote a popular website.
Yet another online magazine commented – “As you can see in these photos, Rai is still gorgeous, and she still a voluptuous woman. That’s all I really have to say – she looks great. I wouldn’t mind if she changed up her style a bit, but maybe she feels like she has to wear more traditional Indian clothing when she’s overseas, like she’s a representative of Indian style.”
Yes the scarlet ‘Lehenga-Gown’ by Sabyasachi Mukherjee did make Aishwarya Rai look a bit matrontly. She is consciously opting for such silhouettes to conceal the bumps and flabs. A reader rightly pointed out – “She (Aish) isn’t that fat, but unfortunately her neck is. Those rings of fat are what make her look awful. And she was previously beautiful because her eyes were too big for her face…now not so much.”