Fascinator on Aishwarya Rai fumed over

Aishwarya at the Royal Ascot, image @ boldsky

Aishwarya Rai has been under constant scrutiny since she decided to ditch Bollywood and embrace motherhood. Indian media and fashion police has been unforgiving ever since. So, much so for the Indian fashion police that they fume over every twitch and tug on her skin. I have no special affinity to Ms Rai per se, but when I see that a woman who is trying to lead a normal life, as a wife and a mother, I feel justified defending her certain choices. And in case of the fascinator she wore at the Royal Ascot this year, which has been termed as a flower pot on her head, I would like to say that she wore what a typical English lady would wear to such an event. Well, you cannot expect a woman to take pheras in her ball gown then why pressurize Ms Rai to wear something Indian to such an event. She simply put to practice, ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do.’ There are many other celebrity appearances where she has tried to hold on to her Indian roots. And all those who felt that she has a flower pot on her head, I feel that they do not understand fashion much. The western media found her elegant. Huffington post quoted, “Wearing a fascinator fit for Kate Middleton, the 39-year-old dressed as the English do in a pretty black and white lace dress with a large ribbon wrapped around her svelte waist.” So all those who feel that there only purpose in life is to ‘Ash-bash’, might like to put up a better case next time.

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