The curious case of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

By HT

As every Indian woman knows, you cannot go wrong with turquoise blue or firozi. It looks best on golden Indian skin, can be matched with smokey eye makeup, takes on western drapes well and is bright enough to avoid heavy Indian jewellery. There is one thumb rule though – avoid rosebud pink lipstick. Apart from this choice Aishwarya Rai got everything else right. So then, what was amiss?

Aishwarya Rai looked a mix of pain, desperation and of course beauty on her final appearance at Cannes. Fact remains that her beauty now lurks a little beneath the surface instead of the full bloom glow she sported earlier. Every time she makes a public appearance the topic just gets retriggered. Reams get written on her attires (too dark, too light, too ornate, too simple) her coiffure (too casual, too high) etc.

So what has actually gone