Director defends Aishwarya Rai over pregnancy weight gain
Actor and director Pooja Bhatt has criticised the furore over Aishwarya Rai's post pregnancy weight, according to One India Entertainment.
Bhatt wrote on Twitter: "Find this debate about Aishwarya Rai's weight inane. She is a gorgeous woman period. All the ugly people being malicious should take a hike!"
A number of other celebrities, including Lara Dutta and Sonali Bendre, have also leapt to the defence of Rai, who has faced criticism from some people that she is carrying too much weight after giving birth last year.
Aishwarya, pictured here at Dubai World Cup in March and before her pregnancy, gave birth to her baby girl Aaradhya in November.
Dutta told a leading daily paper: “You have no rights to pass comments on a woman like Aishwarya, who has gone through a hard time during pregnancy.
"I didn’t put on weight because I practiced yoga during my pregnancy, but that’s a personal choice which may not be the case with Ash. So, please refrain from getting judgmental.”
And Bendre was quoted as saying: “People are being too harsh on Aishwarya. She has just had a baby. She deserves a break. Please let her be. Let her enjoy this happy phase of her life.”