The former Miss World and Indian actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan once again turned heads over her red carpet looks for the 75th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. The 48-year-old actor has been a constant feature at the prestigious film festival since 2005, and while her looks disappointed some this year, it is her facial features that are getting the most attention. Trolls took over the fashion Twitter last night and have since passed out insensitive comments about her “face job” and “botox”.
For the second day at the French Riveria, the Dhoom 2 actor chose to show up as the personification of Venus – the Roman goddess of love and beauty. She wore the Indian designer Gaurav Gupta’s designed ensemble which, at its first glance, isn’t revealing of its inspiration. However, at a close look, it does explain the halo-like element behind her head as the shell that Venus rises from Botticelli’s famous painting; The Birth Of Venus.
The designer decoded Bachchan’s look in his Instagram post and wrote, “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wears The Venus Sculpture; a custom Gaurav Gupta Couture gown for the 75th Festival de Cannes. Inspired by the birth of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, rising from the scalloped shell; she transitions from the infinite, pure as a pearl.”
Whether it is Twitter or the comment section underneath her pictures, fans have taken a personal dig and the comments go far away from her sartoria choice, and control for that matter. From rude ageist comments to unwarranted jibes at her “plastic” beauty, here’s how the Devdas actor became the subject of critique.
Aishwarya is looking exactly like Rohini Singh after botox😭
— R. (@Ritwaaa) May 20, 2022
Watching even Aishwarya Rai age & a jaw that looks like botox & fillers plus being panned for her Cannes looks is proof that looks are fleeting. It is pointless chasing unreal ideals of beauty for women. Konkona, Vidya Balan etc will continue to do well, being actors not looks.
— Sabah (@_sabahgurmat) May 19, 2022
Botox, fillers & cosmetic surgery have robbed them of their striking good looks. Wish they remained original, the world would love ‘em more. Even the best fashion brands & global red carpet events do little to enhance their looks, fame & persona. Disappointing! #Cannes
— Judy Somaiah 🇮🇳 (@judy_somaiah) May 20, 2022