Ever since her pregnancy was announced Aishwarya Rai has been on the receiving end of unkind (and unfair) criticism of her maternity fashion choices. From simple blue jeans to beautiful salwar suits, nothing Aishwarya wore was good enough for certain members of the media, who criticized her for looking dowdy and (gasp!) fat.
Those same critics will be hard pressed to find fault with Aishwarya Rai today. The actress looked positively radiant as she helped host the annual Bachchan Diwali party at Jalsa.
Aishwarya wore a bright pink salwar suit with elaborate gold stitching. Her skin glowed and she rested her artfully hennaed hands on her now-8 months pregnant belly as she greeted guests.
Rai was photographed deep in happy conversation with the Diwali guests, which included Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ashutosh Gowariker, talk show host Simi Garewal, Sanjay Dutt and wife Manyatta, Zayed Khan, Raveena Tandon, Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi, among others.
Aishwarya Rai managed to completely silence her critics without saying a word. Her stunning, youthful, and joyous appearance outside Jalsa today is the prettiest she's ever looked. If anything the press owes her some front page apologies for the way they've treated her during her pregnancy. Calling a pregnant woman fat? For shame.