The former beauty queen is in the eye of a storm. She's been receiving flak for her post-pregnancy weight gain.
While a certain segment wonders why it's even a topic of discussion, another has taken the verbal lashings to Twitter.
What's more, the media has turned its attention to this vindictive attack on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
The brouhaha began with a couple of images featuring the Bachchan bahu at a recent party hosted by Mukesh Ambani. And then, remarks on her 'double chin' and 'oodles of weight' began to roll out.
The media soon set about getting a vox pop on the situation i.e. Aishwarya's dramatic weight gain post the birth of her daughter. And the reactions were harsh.
One even went onto say, “She is a Bollywood actress and being a part of showbiz it is her duty to look good and fit. Till now she has been praised for her beauty, so it is only fair that she should also be criticized if she is not able to live up to it. She needs to learn from people like Victoria Beckham who are back to size zero weeks after their delivery! She needs to lose that weight… it's been close to 5 months already!”
However, there is a silver lining. Quite a few of the people interviewed claimed it was absurd to expect her to lose weight so soon, or even discuss it.
Her friends from Bollywood too, have come to her rescue. Designer Sabyasachi said that Aishwarya, like any other woman, will take time to shed that weight.
Aishwarya Rai as always, maintains a dignified silence.