Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s weight gain seems to have become a national issue in India. Everybody has something or rather a lot to say about her increased weight.
To be truthful, Ash's husband, poor Abhishek Bachchan, has almost been relegated to obscurity. The wifey has been making headlines for months for all kinds of issues.
But enough is enough. According to Zoom, Abhishek is extremely upset with all the snide remarks made over Ash's weight issue.
When Ash made her appearance at the Cannes Film Festival this year the media pounded upon her. It was not just the home grown media but even the international press that criticised Aishwarya for her ever-increasing size.
She was compared with famous celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham who lost weight in no time post pregnancy.
Questions were raised on why Ash showed such lack lustre atttitude and why she cannot work on her weight if others can.
Abhishek did not enjoy the comparison and the criticism meted out to his wife. He wants the media to let Ash be herself.
Though Ash seemed least perturbed with all the jibes on her, Abhishek had enough.
Not just Abhishek, even father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan has also come out to in Aishwarya's defence.
Amitabh wrote in his blog how he is amazed by the worldwide interest in celebrity lifestyle. He rues how celebrities have to carry a smile on their face even in the worst times.
He also wrote: "Celebrities are not some outer world aliens, they are as human as you and me. Mistakes and errors will be made and shall be highlighted. The courage and strength to continuously face it, is what counts. Some do a marvellous job, others succumb. Some make light of it, others get affected."
Of late, many Indian actresses came out in support of Aishwarya Rai.
Kajol and Lara Dutta, who are also young mothers, were very upset about how the media was targeting Aishwarya. They came out in the open and requested everyone to leave Ash alone.
Not just female actresses even actor Sanjay Dutt was vocal about his support.
He said that it is normal for a woman to gain weight after pregnancy and there is nothing wrong in it and Aishwarya will lose weight whenever she wants to.
With all the support from family, friends and colleagues Aishwarya can heave a sigh of relief and continue with her duties towards her daughter Aaradhya.
Not that Ash was dismayed with any of these taunts as she retorted back saying she doesn't care about 'haters' as they are like a drop in the ocean of people who love and care for her.