New row over Bollywood star's weight as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan critics claim latest campaign shots must be Photoshopped
07:33 GMT, 10 August 2012
Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan proves why she was once called 'the most beautiful woman in the world' in these new images for a jewellery advertising campaign.
The actress looks radiant and slim with glowing skin as she poses in traditional Indian wedding dress in one picture and wrapped in gold fabric in another for the pictures for Kalyan jewellers.
The former Miss World, who is married to
Abhishek Bachchan, the son of one of India's best-loved stars, gave
birth to her daughter, Aaradhya, in November last year. She was then lambasted for not snapping immediately back into shape.
Too good to be true Critics have said this picture of Aishwarya must have been Photoshopped
Yummy mummy: But Bollywoodlife.com said 'it's quite surprising that she has got back to her lean self within a matter of two months' after she was last pictured with a fuller post-pregnancy figure
And now Aishwarya has appeared in these pictures looking slim, critics have suggested she only looks so good because she has been Photoshopped.
said: 'We can't figure out if she's really lost weight or if the
pictures are heavily Photoshopped. The ad has been shot aesthetically,
which gives an impression that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is floating in
They added: 'The actress was last
spotted with baby Aaradhya in June this year, and it's quite surprising
that she has got back to her lean self within a matter of two months, or
as we said before – the images might be a result of heavy editing.'
But cameraman Kiran Deohans who shot the
latest advertising campaign posters defended the star and praised her
work ethic and beauty.
said: 'Coming back post-delivery after months and shooting for this
commercial, Aishwarya is still the same. She is a true professional and
has the same passion for work.
the director of photography, I felt she is the most beautiful woman I
ever worked with. She always had that sparkling glow on her face earlier
and even after pregnancy.'
Stunning: Aishwarya lives up to her tag as the most beautiful woman in the world in this picture, also part of the advertising campaign
The actress, who found international fame in the
Hollywood film Bride and Prejudice has always remained cool-headed about the criticism of her weight and made no secret of the fact she was in no hurry to lose the few extra pounds she gained
during her pregnancy.
She has said that she simply wants to 'enjoy motherhood'.
The criticism started after a photograph in May
captured her with a double chin, prompting cruel comments
from those who suggested it was her 'duty' to her fans to regain her
'She is a Bollywood actress and it is her duty to look good and fit,' one said.
Another added: 'She needs to learn from people like Victoria Beckham who are back to size zero weeks after their delivery.'
Weight debate: The actress when she was pictured at the Cannes Film Festival in May