Shilpa Shetty is getting back to her slim and trim self these days, and it's all thanks to Aishwarya Rai!
No, Shilpa and Aishwarya haven't become gym buddiesÂ—but Aish has helped motivate Shilpa to lose half of her baby weight. How? Well it's all thanks to the horrible way Aishwarya was treated by the media after she gave birth to her daughter, Aaradhya.
As anyone who hasn't been living under a rock this year knows by now, Aishwarya packed on the pounds after bringing her daughter home. This in itself isn't particularly unusual; many new mothers gain a bit of weight after delivery, especially if they aren't physically active, which Aishwarya admits she isn't.
But what was unusual was the way she was vilified in the press for her weight. The media acted as if she owed it to them to look slender and beautiful at all times, regardless of having just had a baby. Photos of her double chin and baggy clothing options were on the front page of major film websites on a daily basis.
Shilpa couldn't have missed the way Aishwarya was treated, and obviously wanted no part in it. She gained 19 kg while pregnant with her son Viaan and has already lost 9 kgÂ—just about half of her baby weight.
Of course, her weight loss probably isn't entirely due to her fear of being treated the way Aishwarya was. Shilpa has always been an incredibly fit woman and works hard to maintain her sexy image. So for Shilpa, losing the baby weight was a no-brainer. Still, it's sad that anyone might have to live in fear of public retribution over their weight. These actresses are real people with real feelings, not that the press has ever cared about that!
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