Aishwarya Rai recently had an interview with the Deccan Chronicle where she discussed dealing with criticism about her weight gain.
When talking about how the Indian media has responded to her weight gain after her pregnancy, she says, “My response to critics is just to smile. It is sad how India's perception of weight-gain as against the west has changed. The irony is that Indian women are supposed to be full bodied. Some of us discover it during different phases of our lives. For me it was during motherhood. It is all about being comfortable in your own skin. I think my silence to all the criticism I faced in a way gave strength to a lot of women. I remember a woman in Bahrain coming up to me and saying this too.”
She also spoke up about her future projects and returning to acting, saying, “I have been asked about my future projects since the start of this year. It feels great to be asked this because I feel missed.”
She adds, “I have been taking care of Aaradhya since she came into our lives and now that she's one year old, I am finally starting to believe that I am ready to return. Right now I am hearing some scripts. But everything is still in the discussion stage.”