While an issue has been made of Aishwarya Rai and her baby weight gain post-pregnancy, she has recently received praise from another "celeb." Aspiring Bollywood star, Poonam Pandey, who famously stripped for Twitter after a cricket team victory, "weighed in" with her thoughts on it all.
While Poonam's nude photo has been the talk of the Twitter-verse for her, Aishwarya's weight gain has been the talk of Cannes by many. Both are Bollywood controversies which have been quite newsworthy. A report from the Daily Bhaskar gives the statement Poonam made when visiting Dainik Bhaskar office in Mumbai. Pandey said:
"I think Aishwarya looks awesome as she is right now. So she should not worry about the weight issue at all!"
Poonam is the latest in a line of many who have come to Aishwarya Rai's defense. When it comes down to it, women are held to a seemingly different standard than men may be in Hollywood. Some believe it even creates unrealistic and often depressing expectations for younger females about how they should look.
As for Poonam Pandey commenting on this, it's well known she likes to be in the spotlight, so this could be genuine, but it could also just be a way to get her name out there during Aish's controversy. Then again, she was asked for a comment about it, so why not give her honest opinion?
Whether or not that leads to Aishwarya pulling strings for Poonam to get a real Bollywood movie role remains to be seen though.
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