Thursday, June 07, 2012

Get over it. She doesn't care!

My Hero this month is Aishwarya Rai.
For stepping on the red carpet looking absolutely radiant and perhaps much more graceful than she has ever looked before.
For answering the question about her weight simply as, "This is reality. And it is no big deal".

It is shameful that she was subjected to a lot of bitter criticism almost exclusively by the Indian media, while the Western media mostly reported her first international red carpet appearance post-delivery, in a positive light.
Why should the public (or the media) dictate when she should lose her weight (and what if she doesn't want to lose it at all!)?
She does not owe anyone a standardized appearance. 
Who decided the time frames for shedding post-pregnancy weight?
And why is the underlying message always, "thin is beautiful?"

I think she has done a bigger service to women all over the world by walking the walk with such conviction.
I was never really a fan of Aishwarya Rai. But now I am. :)


Meera Rao said...

Refreshing outlook!

Anonymous said...

She has always been grace under fire. I love her; and I admire you for reaching beneath the superficialities to acknowledge her innate confidence.

Takes one to know one.