When Abhishek Bachchan Defended Aishwarya Rai For Her Cannes Outfits And Made Her Go 'Aww'

Aishwarya Rai had faced a major backlash for her Cannes Film Festival 2003 looks. In an interview, her husband, Abhishek Bachchan defended her, making her go 'aww.'


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When Abhishek Bachchan Defended Aishwarya Rai For Her Cannes Outfits And Made Her Go 'Aww'

Junior B, Abhishek Bachchan had officially proposed to ex-Miss World, Aishwarya Rai in New York. Later, they had gone to Mumbai and had officially exchanged the rings on January 14, 2007, at the Bachchan’s residence. Abhishek and Aishwarya had tied the knot on April 20, 2007, and in the year 2011, they had entered the parenthood league by welcoming a beautiful baby girl, Aaradhya Bachchan. Aishwarya and Abhishek are often targeted by people, however, they have always stood by each other’s side, protecting one another from the nasty remarks.

For the unversed, Aishwarya Rai was the first Indian female actor to be a jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. For the event, Aishwarya had worn two outfits, a neon green saree with a front pallu teamed with a long embroidered blouse, and a pink top with an embellished skirt. However, her choice had not gone down well with people, and her outfits had become a topic of controversy. In an interview after her wedding with Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya had addressed the same and her husband’s reaction to it had made her go aww.

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Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2003 look

In a throwback interview with Rajeev Masand, a fan had asked Aishwarya Rai Bachchan if it had hurt her when her Cannes Film Festival outfits were criticised. Replying to her fan, Aishwarya had shared that she could not understand why there was a hullabaloo on her outfit as she was a judge there, which is a bigger thing. She had said:

"Initially I couldn't understand what the big hullabaloo was about. So, I never expected such a big media moment out of what you were wearing. Because I was really there as a jury member which was so much bigger a purpose and so much more important, so much more exciting and impactful. I was like seriously, is this what you guys are focussing on?"

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Jumping in between the conversation, Abhishek Bachchan shared that he was friends with Aishwarya Rai at that time and they were co-stars too and the controversy had made him upset as well. He also mentioned that now as a husband, too, he gets upset when people question Aishwarya for her fashion sense, making the actress and wife say, “Awww.” Abhishek had said:

"Before we were married and we were working on several films together. It was the first year that she was invited as a jury member. And there was this huge uproar in the media about how she was dressed. And it's really sad and as a friend, which we were at that point in time. We were co-stars and we were friends. It upset me. Over the years, you see it happen every year. Now, as a husband, it upsets me."

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan

Continuing the conversation, Abhishek had mentioned that he was ‘being very honest’ and had added that he was there with Aishwarya and she had looked ‘damn hot.’ Abhishek had also recalled actress, Penelope Cruz’s reaction to Aishwarya’s outfit as she had complimented her saying ‘you are so beautiful.’ He had also called the criticism ridiculous.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan

For the unversed, Aishwarya Rai had made her first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 to promote her film, Devdas.

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