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Aishwarya Rai: Motherhood 'Is Wonderful & Splendid'

Aishwarya Rai: Motherhood 'Is Wonderful & Splendid'

Aishwarya Rai strikes a pose at the Cosmopolis premiere during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival on Friday (May 25) at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

The night before, the 39-year-old Indian actress donned a gold and cream-colored sari for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala.

“[Motherhood] is wonderful. You ask the question and I beam!” Aishwarya told reporters at the star-studded soiree about her 6-month-old daughter, Aaradhya.

“It’s splendid,” she added. “It’s inexplicable. The joy, the bliss, is wonderful. A smile from my daughter and that’s it! She’s good. She’s great.”

10+ pictures inside of Aishwarya Rai at the Cosmopolis premiere in Cannes…

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Credit: Andreas Rentz, Andrew H. Walker; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya Rai

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  • Andrewkamp

    OMG SHE IS Still The most Beautiful Woman.Weight Cant Pull off her beauty

  • NotAGirl

    She’s telling these bitches: “I’m still hot even if you vapid morons still call me fat!”

  • seeaaaa

    Look at her, stunning. Great example of really happens after giving birth, it takes a good year to get back to normal. She’s rocking where’s she’s at, and not giving a damn living up to bull shi$t Hollywood expectations!!!!! weerrkk itt!!!!


    she’s got 3 necks and 2 chins and looks like Tweedy bird

  • Sonia

    Aah, she looks lovely
    I see the confidence back on her face,it was missing last time
    smiling,blowing kisses regular Aish :)
    I still feel shes wearing a bit too much make up then she needs to but whatever
    not a big fan of the dress, feel its bit to much bedazzled but she makes it work
    “this is who i am. i am a mother and this can happen and it happened with me and it’s fine” ; “the haters are just a drop in the ocean. there is that much more love. – Aishwarya Rai, Cannes 2012

  • Sonia

    btw Jared why is she the only Bollywood actress you post about. I mean there are more now in Cannes i.e Sonam Kapoor who is looking lovely
    even actors of other cinemas. I think it would be cool if you guys post about them and the movies their prompting. Would bring a nice variety. Everyone is looking lovely there now in days.
    I think people would rather read about that then Rihanna’s tweets and Kim n Kanye . just a suggestion :)

  • wereqryan

    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.

  • .

    @wereqryan: she’s way too fat for Hollywood

  • ColinG

    needs to lose weight, shes wasting her beauty people may dislike this comment but if you do, fack you in the bum!

  • lohfgi

    She always wears sooo much makeup. She probably looks totally different without it

  • ML

    I love that she goes out there and doesn’t care what people and media say about her

  • ML

    @Sonia: no one knows Sonam

  • Sonia


    well yea, but it was just a suggestion :)
    maybe to introduce people to other actors of other cinema’s during Cannes. After all thats what Cannes is about right, sharing of intentional films right? Different genres. No one really knw Aish until Cannes 2003 during Devdas. Also lovely dresses.
    But it was just a suggestion, I thought it would be cool. No biggie :)

  • Leo

    She is too beautiful for Hollywood. Just saying.

  • Kiran Kasha

    She looks so pretty in that dress. Love the color!

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  • Nick

    I dunno y.. but everything about her is so real… and beautiful.

  • love ash

    She’s beautiful. There’s a bugger in her nose. :D

  • A

    she is so freakin’ gorgeous! nope, hollywood doesn’t deserve her!

  • Messenger

    maybe her priority is her newborn child and not the critics who seek to diminish her. maybe she feels voluptuous and earth motherish. maybe her husband loves her body and adores her for giving him a child. maybe she’s too polite to tell you all to myob.

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  • Alia san

    always Indian girls have fantastec hair

  • Cora

    Beautiful! You don’t have to be back to skeleton bones like Angelina to be a gorgeous mom. If you have class and elegance, you can make anything beautiful.

    And–this woman is almost 40?! I pray to have skin as good as hers when I get to be that age. She’s one classy lady, and the media should have better topics to talk about than a woman who had a baby a few months ago and is taking a normal, non-crazed approach to her health and body.

  • Soraya

    Gorgeous Elie Saab dress :)) n she’s breathtaking!

  • Jasi

    She is not 39 yet, she will be in November.

  • Lalalove

    You people really need to get a hold of yourselves. “Most Beautiful Woman” my freakin’ a**…

  • ex nihilo

    lalalove, right on.

    this woman’s PR team is in overdrive trying to make her relevant and ‘the most beautiful’. most beautiful in whose book?! weight or no weight, there are scores of women whose beauty eclipses her by a mile.

    spade’s a spade, this is beyond ridiculous.

  • Aaron

    Well, I agree that she is the most beautiful woman in the world. Have not seen her indian movies but I did see Bride & Predjuiced and she looked beautiful. Good actress too.

  • James Tyler

    I like indian girls now! Where can I find me an Aishwarya look-alike?

  • nina

    she and monica bellucci are the most beautiful women in the world

  • bella

    is really beautiful and no matter whether this weight gain is just beautiful and insurance to recover her figure as soon

  • ali

    she needs to loose weight

  • African Girl

    She is still a beautiful woman.
    Don’t know why people are fixated on her weight. . .the woman just had a baby for goodness sake. I’m sure Abhishek loves her no matter what she looks like and he is the only who counts here.

  • Kk

    This woman is stunning. She could never look horrible. A true beauty indeed!

  • SS

    I can’t really stand the lady, she can’t act to save her life but it is heartening to see that she is not going the pregorexic way that most stars do and is giving all her time to her baby.

  • lena

    actually hollywood wanted her but she never wanted it! she’s a huge star in bollywood which is a bigger market than hollywood! she is very beautiful but she should loose the weight…

  • SS


    Yeah, they are positively wetting themselves, aren’t they?

  • matt

    hmmm…..still hot!!

  • F

    @Cora: She’s nearing her mid-thirties.

  • dakila

    she’s not a typical hollywood actress who spend all their money to get their shape back in one week. because even if she’s gained weight she still looks fabulous!!!
    hats off

  • Chia

    Angelina who? I say this is the worlds most beautiful woman! Such exotic and beautiful lady though I can’t really pronounce her name well.

  • Anad Dopsai

    indian women are the most stunning women you will ever see.

  • sreekumar(40)

    bbcsreekumar(40) want to meet aiswaryarai2012cannes

    now sreekumar in central community chair.

    not delete the message.

    2008,may , remove sreekumar pens vain, and two legs vain while sleeping,using cloroforms, in day time 3.00pm,

    2012, january , remove sreekumar heart valve and lungs valve, in home while sleeping in 9.30pm to cloroforms)

    only sumathykuttyamma and sreekumar alone in home in 2012 january,

    2012 june 22 sumathykutty amma murdered.
    2012 june 22 sreekumar(40) sumathykuttyamma(64) , balakrishnakurup(78).

    this is because not knowing the 2012 january case.

    balakrishakurup have some link in sumathykutty murder.

    india not know the vlaue of miss world.

    sreekumar not act in cinima.

    sreekumar not walk back.

    sreekumar not study Indian MBBS.( not a indian docter).

  • Serra

    Can we please take a moment to stop talking about her weight, and talk about how amazing she looks for 39?! Look at other women her age: Cameron Diaz and Sofia Vergara. They don’t look nearly as good.

  • Anu

    She definitely looks 40+ people obviously haven’t seen enough of her pictures. It’s a shame that people think she is the most beautiful woman/natural beauty in the world when she had plenty of plastic surgeries. Hollywood wanted her?! Yeah right! She was dying to be in Hollywood, but she wasn’t getting good roles (who can blame Hollywood? She can’t act!). She tries to act all innocent and brags how she was the first choice for every big budget Hollywood movie, but couldn’t be in them due to racy scenes…when she herself has exposed and kissed in her own Bollywood movies. She is such a liar and a hypocrite.

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