Nearly two decades of constant media attention later, she remains a glittering icon, more symbolic than real, defined entirely by how she looks. "I don't know of anyone who is crazy about Aishwarya," says filmmaker and critic Paromita Vohra. "[Hers] is a sort of empirical or quantitative success, by virtue of ticking off all the correct surface qualities." And that perfect 'surface' is all that everyone talks about.
Text: Lakshmi Chaudhry, Business Standard