Why the most beautiful Miss World and Bollywood star was called “the shame of the nation”: Zigzags of fate of Aishwarya Rai
Why the most beautiful Miss World and Bollywood star was called “the shame of the nation”: Zigzags of fate of Aishwarya Rai

The name of the Indian model and actress Aishwarya Rai is known not only in her homeland, but all over the world. In 1994 she received the title of "Miss World", and after that she conquered Bollywood, and then Hollywood. In the late 1990s. the whole world admired her beauty and talent, but after 15 years, fortune turned away from her. For what the most beautiful woman on the planet was suddenly called "the shame of the nation", and how she caused the indignation of her compatriots - further in the review.

Aishwarya Rai in his youth

She has been the darling of fortune since childhood. Aishwarya Rai was born in 1973 into a wealthy and respected family: her father was an officer in the merchant navy, and her mother was a popular writer. In Bombay, where the family soon moved, Aishwarya received a good education at a prestigious college, where she studied foreign languages, which were very useful to her in the future. In parallel, she studied music and dance.

Aishwarya Rai with family

From her youth, the bright beauty of Aishwarya attracted the attention of others - everyone noted the gray-blue eyes and fair skin, which were atypical for her people. Once she was chosen from 2 thousand applicants for the Pepsi advertising campaign in India, after which the modeling agencies literally began to hunt for her. After appearing on the cover of Indian Vogue, Aishwarya became India's most successful and sought-after fashion model and most recognizable girl.

Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai

A new round of her modeling career took place in the mid-1990s. At the Miss India beauty pageant, Aishwarya Rai did not receive the crown, taking 2nd place, but in the same 1994 she took part in the Miss World international beauty pageant, and here she became a triumphant. The girl not only won, but was also named the most beautiful Miss World in the history of this competition.

Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai in Tandem, 1997

After that, Aishwarya Rai became known all over the world. She has participated in advertising campaigns for Indian, European and American fashion houses, more than once became the face of cosmetic brands, and since 1997 began acting in films. Her debut works were Indian melodramas. Possessing not only beauty and natural grace, but also talent, Aishwarya easily conquered the film industry and began acting in 4-5 Bollywood films annually.

Still from the movie Forever Yours, 1999 Still from the movie Forever Yours, 1999

And its next peak was Hollywood, which was an unattainable dream for Indian actors. Since 2004, Aishwarya Rai has regularly received offers from Hollywood directors. Interest in her person in the early 2000s. was so great that she was constantly invited to American television in various talk shows, including the rating "The Oprah Winfrey Show." During this time, Indian cinema began to regain its former popularity largely thanks to the participation of Aishwarya Rai.

Aishwarya Rai in the film Devdas, 2002 Shot from the movie The Spice Princess, 2005

The beauty's personal life also developed happily. On the set of Bikers 2: Real Feelings in 2006, she met actor Abhishek Bachchan, and they were really overwhelmed by real feelings. They soon announced their engagement, and after their parents approved of their marriage, they got married in 2007. In 2011, the couple had a daughter.

One of the most beautiful women on the planet Aishwarya Rai Fashion model and actress Aishwarya Rai One of the most beautiful women on the planet Aishwarya Rai

It would seem that she achieved everything that could only be dreamed of, but it was at this time that the most difficult stage in her life began.During pregnancy, the actress gained weight and after giving birth announced that she was not going to make efforts to regain her previous shape, and that the most important priority for her was a happy motherhood. At first, the fans admired: a real woman is not afraid to break stereotypes and knows how to accept herself as she is, a real mother does not immediately run from the hospital to the gym! But soon everything changed dramatically.

Aishwarya Rai in the movie Pink Panther 2, 2009 Aishwarya Rai and her husband, Abhishek Bachchan Actress with her husband and daughter

Once a photo got to the media in which the paparazzi filmed a star at a time when she was not ready to shoot. She was sitting in the car, and in the photo her face looked swollen and puffy, a second chin was visible. At that time, she weighed about 80 kg, and yesterday's fans, who admired her beliefs, were not ready to put up with her changed appearance.

The very photo that caused a flurry of criticism Actress after childbirth

A flurry of criticism fell on the beauty queen: she was taken as an example of mothers with many children Victoria Beckham and Angelina Jolie, demanded to take care of herself immediately and reproached for her unwillingness to get in shape after giving birth and that she failed to live up to expectations. Until recently, Aishwarya Rai was called the pride of India, and now her compatriots contemptuously called the actress "the shame of the nation."

Actress at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Aishwarya Rai at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

The Internet was flooded with a wave of angry comments about her: the symbol of Indian beauty, the first beauty of the country, which the whole world looks at, cannot afford to launch herself like that! Haters even shot a video in which they compared Aishwarya to an elephant, and hundreds of thousands of people put "likes" under it! They did not stop there and began to spread rumors that the actress's marriage was on the verge of collapse, because of which her husband burst into an angry tirade in an interview and denied these speculations.

Actress at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

The actress, who was only trying to enjoy motherhood, was horrified by the hatred and aggression with which yesterday's fans attacked her. Over time, she was able to return to her previous weight, but did not hide her disappointment at how fickle success and audience love can be. Aishwarya Rai even today urges all mothers to think first of all about children and their own physical and mental health, and not about a floated waist.

Actress in 2018 One of the most beautiful women on the planet Aishwarya Rai

Her compatriot and colleague also had to endure many trials: How was the fate of the star of "Zita and Gita" Hema Malini.

Popular by topic