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Aishwarya Rai - amfAR Cannes Gala 2012

Aishwarya Rai - amfAR Cannes Gala 2012

Aishwarya Rai dazzles at the 2012 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala on Thursday (May 24) at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France.

The 39-year-old Indian actress attended the star-studded bash held during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, which raised money for AIDS research.

Aishwarya recently has been under harsh criticism about her post-baby body.

“[She]is like a goddess,” one columnist noted about Aishwarya, who gave birth to a daughter in November. “She is held up as the ideal of beauty and so there is an expectation on her to look perfect at all times.”

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64 Responses to “Aishwarya Rai - amfAR Cannes Gala 2012”

  1. 1
    AlrightyThen Says:

    I don’t understand the criticism. The photo that was plastered everywhere was taken at a bad angle. I think she looks pretty and healthy.

  2. 2
    Nick Says:

    Wow… those eyes….!

  3. 3
    Birdie Says:

    F*** the criticism in India, she is gorgeous, no matter how much she weighs!

  4. 4
    JEZ7 Says:

    The criticism she has received is completely ridiculous. She will always be one of the most beautiful women. Let her enjoy motherhood and stop pressuring her to lose weight. She is a woman, not a magazine cover.

  5. 5
    Rose Says:

    Wow her face is so beautiful. wow those eyes are magic and the lips wow. Beautiful make up and hair.. but bad dress.

  6. 6
    Vish Says:

    I wish I could look as beautiful as her when she is fat when I’m perfectly skinny. Damn, she is truly an exotic beauty and a great actress.

  7. 7
    Dane Says:

    She is looking STUNNING, her face is so beautiful. I actually like what she is wearing, looks like some queen.

  8. 8
    sarah Says:

    She still looks so beautiful as ever.

  9. 9
    cfgcd Says:

    no way thats her!

  10. 10
    mlllllllllllle Says:

    Just Jared participate to those criticism by talkin madly about post baby bod, debuts baby BS !
    He is doing that several times a month, sometimes a week, and don’t talk about the children pics on this blog.

    Shame. Whatever, of course she is beyond beauty.

  11. 11
    Babe Says:

    Still very beautiful…though yes, a little more curvaceous than before.

  12. 12
    tom Says:

    She looks horrible. It should be a crime for hot chicks to let themselves go like this.

  13. 13
    mrs_fuzzybee Says:

    This woman looks absolutely drop dead GORGEOUS as usual. Weight? What weight? She looks amazing. If the Indian public cannot see her beauty because a few pounds it’s their loss. Many other countries would be proud to have such an amazing and talented beauty representing their film industry.

  14. 14
    mn Says:

    @tom: we must not be looking at the same pictures. aishwarya looks gorgeous no matter what size scale or beauty standard you are using. i sincerely hope you were being sarcastic in your post!

  15. 15
    Jane Says:

    No wonder she is called the most beautiful woman in the world. WOW! Much prettier then most of those scary skinny women in Hollywood.

  16. 16
    Patrick Says:

    I don’t know why but does anyone else think she looks kinda looks like Mila Kunis? Except indian version? I see it.

  17. 17
    plez Says:

    So beautiful.

  18. 18
    Amber Says:

    What’s wrong with these people? She looks incredible, and she’s supposed to gain weight for her baby’s health. It would be weird if she WAS skinny.

  19. 19
    Amber Says:


  20. 20
    Ash Says:

    She is an arrogant lady so yeah becoming overweight is her karma.

  21. 21
    persis Says:

    She looks like a fat Brown Indian elephant!

  22. 22
    beachbum Says:

    I am not a fan of this common “Indian” look with light eye color, round face and droopy nose. I think Freida Pinto is by far the prettiest Indian woman I’ve seen because she looks different like a mix of European and Indian with a straight nose and defined bone structure.

  23. 23
    Peapo Says:

    She is one of the most beautiful woman in the world. How dare anyone criticize her for weight gain especially after having a baby.
    If a man gained some weight no one would not notice. even if they did they wouldn’t say anything.
    She is gorgeous.

  24. 24
    anika Says:

    was and always be her fan.

  25. 25
    Lilla Says:

    She’s stunning. Always has been, always will be.

  26. 26
    Bodhi Says:

    attributing features such as ‘defined’ bone structure to European races is ignorance. Asians, such as those of Chinese, Japanese, and Indian ethnicities have a huge variety of facial characteristics that are endemic to their ethnicity, not as a result of ‘mixed’ heritage. Some of these are more ’rounded’, others are ‘sharper’.
    One of my northern Chinese friends gets asked often whether she is of eurasian heritage because of her tall nose and large eyes. Sorry, just because your exposure to East Asian races is limited to the influx of southern Chinese immigrants doesn’t mean they all look the same.

  27. 27
    Sonia Says:

    I find it so funny when people say “how stupid India media” “India needs to chill” I wonder where they got this idea that women need to be skinny,maybe the same media that criticize Jessica Simpson when she gained a pound,remember those Jeans in FL. The same media that bashed Christina A with disgusting jokes and countless other actresses.
    Anyways I keep track of Bollywood and the India media,I never saw much criticism on her weight.People were shocked of course but not any insult.I honestly think the whole thing was blown out of proportion,insults came from idiots on youtube

  28. 28
    Sonia Says:

    anyways on her look. I love her make up, sadly she looks very uncomfortable,sad I usually see her smiling and blowing kisses. Her hair is a mess, she should have let it down. She has lovely hair
    Her outfit is terrible sorry to say,she never really had much of fashion taste. But this is by fair the worst. It looks like an armor,covered from head to toe. no wonder she looks uncomfortable
    She should have opted for a lovely Sari or Salwar.
    This designer was a family friend Abu jani but friendship aside its terrible outfit.
    The motherly glow,happiness is missing from her face, has been for awhile. Honestly the weight crap has gotten to her or something else.

  29. 29
    Van Says:

    Fat my ASS!!! She looks AMAZING!!

  30. 30
    kelli Says:

    she looks very normal here. it just makes me believe that how she looked before was not her ‘real’ appearance and likely a result of intense diet and exercise over genetics

  31. 31
    renu Says:


    She looks overly HEALTHY – a little gol matol for me … ha ha ha

  32. 32
    Nat Says:

    Can I just be her? Okay cool thanks.

  33. 33
    GKR Says:

    @tom: Don’t be panic. she give importance to her motherhood to for her beauty. atleast give respect to her motherhood.

  34. 34
    Anna Says:

    If she gave birth in November she got plenty of time to loose the extra weight she gained. Maybe it’s just the angle or the outfit whatever that is. It makes her look way too matronly which is not a good thing. She could have opted for a gown that looks good for the curves she has now instead. It almost makes her look like she’s hiding half of her full figure!

  35. 35
    Rachel Says:

    She is one of the most beautiful women in the world!
    And why compare Ash with Frieda?? Ash is wayy ahead of her! Frieda is a rising star but Ash is an establishes actress, among the top in Indian cinema!

  36. 36
    Kelly Says:

    Wow what a beautiful woman!

  37. 37
    Lisa Says:

    I think she is beautiful, her face is amazing its a natural beauty not a Hollywood made up one! Sure she does not look the same as she did before baby but no woman really does nor should she be expected to.

  38. 38
    MAGGIE Says:


  39. 39
    katey Says:

    she’s stunning as hell ! !

  40. 40
    Andrewkamp Says:

    Fu#$k Indian Media.Dnt knw why Indian Media hates their Own Beautiful goddes.If she was born in my Country She would be a Great Role model for whole Hollywood.

  41. 41
    Daljeet Says:

    The woman has the audacity to promote herself as beautiful when she never ever allows herself to be photographed without kilos of white paint on her face and blue or green colour lenses.

  42. 42
    Lina Says:

    Gong Li is the most beautiful woman. She is 46 years old.

  43. 43
    wereqryan Says:

    Why is this woman wasting her time at international film festivals like the Cannes? Lets be honest here; Hollywood is clearly out of her league.

  44. 44
    B Says:

    @beachbum: You are not indian right? Freida is very average looking. You will finds loads of girls in india that look like her, many like her in south indian have her nose and bone structure.She does not look europeon, she looks indian or sri lanken. You would have to be blind to think she looks mixed.

  45. 45
    Leo Says:

    Now this is a beautiful woman, not that Angelina Jolie who people have a major fixation with. Dunno why americans go ga-ga over her or even Jennifer Aniston who makes all the top spots on those hot lists.

  46. 46
    Suneel Says:

    This ugly hag is still around with her makup box face??

  47. 47
    Jake Says:


    I dare you to watch this video on youtube – after I saw that I was like DAMN… I might start believing she was one of the most beautiful women

  48. 48
    shahid kappor Says:

    @beachbum: Oh my god LOL!!! Freida looks typical indian, not a mixed indian. And I pity you if you think Freida is the most prettiest indian you have seen. There are many beautiful girls in india.

  49. 49
    Aaron Says:

    Stunning woman. Looks good in gold.

  50. 50
    Manisha Mishra Says:

    @Daljeet: she doesn’t wear lenses…

  51. 51
    Manisha Mishra Says:

    Our culture is comparatively different, especially the family she’s married into- gives more importance to family than anything else. I live in the same city and also know people who’ve worked with the family- They are extremely tight knit . I am not surprised about her giving motherhood more importance than her figure- I’m sure she will return to her normal weight but for what she has achieved and the role model she is- she’s setting a great example. I’m sure she has help- but for most part, we’re taught since childhood to give priority to family over anything else. Naysayers, obviously think and speak according to what they’ve been brought up to believe and what their culture teaches them. Not many women can look as beautiful as she does after weight gain. It also comes down to genetics. Her mother is also overweight. It takes some time for some people to lose weight in a HEALTHY way without killing themselves for a few good clicks. stop hating!!

  52. 52
    Sammy Says:

    @Dane: I thought so too…she definitely looks like royalty. can’t top that!

  53. 53
    seleena Says:

    The criticism she has received is completely ridiculous. She will always be one of the most beautiful women. Let her enjoy motherhood and stop pressuring her to lose weight. She is a woman, not a magazine cover

  54. 54
    Anna Says:

    She’s looking gorge and fab. I’m so relieved that a glamorous woman like her is not in a hurry to lose her baby weight. Phew!! More power to this woman!

  55. 55
    Dean Says:

    I heard they were remaking the Cleopatra movie and they have chosen Angelina Jolie to play her. I think they should have picked this woman. Such a beauty. My god. THIS is what I envisoned Cleopatra to look like! She is perfect, her eyes,lips,bone structure! She look great in gold and white especially!

  56. 56
    Olivia Mendes Says:

    Beautiful lady! Love her cat eyes!

  57. 57
    senior Says:

    I personally never like her but I find it offensive when I read and hear nasty comments about her weight. She was ok before, she is ok now. But, one thing I like to express here is that if being fat is ok, why is she all of a sudden wearing clothes that cover her up! She should dress the way she used to! She says she doesn’t care, so why can’t she show it? Also, why is it that a super skinny woman like her had to get fat to realize that being fat is ok and become an advocate of “being yourself” and “it is ok to be fat”. Doesn’t she remember the photos she took, showing off with her skinny figure? All of a sudden she is being herself now???? I bet she is crying behind closed doors about her weight gain!

  58. 58
    Katrina Says:

    What type of eye shape does Aishwarya Rai have?

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  60. 60
    mini Says:

    she looks this fat just after one baby, how will she look if she has 10 children. she would look like a fat as*. like fat hippos fat as*

  61. 61
    Savi Says:

    I don’t see what’s the big deal…you all who have an issue with her weight should get a life…..She still looks as great as ever….and healthy.

  62. 62
    koko Says:

    Some indian people never appreciate what kind of gift they have. Aishwarya was the only reason of how i knew and loved India. Because of her i started to watch indian movies and listen to indian music, and because of her superb feminity and charismatic appearence (even after she gained weight) and amazing body I want to learn indian dancing.
    Aishwarya is still the most beautiful women on earth, if you liked that or not !!

  63. 63
    lonadelrae Says:

    Dear JJ, this beachbalm is an racist indian troll all over the sites defeund ugly Freida Pinto by putting down beautiful indian actresses such as Aishwarya Rai and spreading racisim
    If anobdy check out justjared,pinkvilla,youtube, you will see that many have idenfied this troll
    Freida looks like an ordinary indian girl not europeaon lol. You are clearly snifffing up her ass and trying to make it looks like you are a ‘westenrer’ lol.
    They will say many racist things about indians and bollywood stars just because Freida is not popular anywhere. She is c list in Hollywood, and will end up as Zzzz list soon. So pathetic she ands her one-man-band defending troll is. Please expose and be warned about this troll.

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    lonadelrae Says:

    Oh and nother thing, they will say things like freida is better becaus eof her high cheekbones,delciut ebeauty,small nose and that she looks like a number of ethnicies like european and latina, tha the ‘west’ has accepeted her looks. Which is a lie. There are many Hollywood actresses who have don’t have high cheekbones and are considred more beautiful then Freida. Freida doesn’t compare to the Hollywood women. She still appear very avg infront of them. Expose.
    Charlize theorn,Mila Kunis,Natalie Portman,Anna Hatheway have no high cheekbones, jawlines are are always called most beautiful, is Freida better then them? No and never will be. Thay all have acting talent too and are getting better then 2 min roles. Freida can’t get the kind of offers they are getting since she has zero talent. So beware of this troll. Many have idenfied this troll.

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