Of Store Openings

She may have done bright colors at a recent bash but for her first work related appearance, Aishwarya did a more traditional look in a white Abu-Sandeep lehenga complete with flowers in her hair and jewellery by Kalyan Jewellers.

We like this avatar a whole lot better.

Aishwarya Rai at Kalyan Jewellers Store Opening in Kochi

Photo Credit: Facebook

61 Responses

  1. arpitha d at | | Reply

    like her smile, but the dress is so boring.
    the look reminds me of her look in Guru movie song.

  2. Annies at | | Reply

    Wowww, very nice! Hope all the ash haters havea better figure, better fashion sense and are more bful than her before they shower negativity…..

    1. rhutz at | | Reply

      ditto….. shes lookin gorgeous….

  3. prags at | | Reply

    is it just me or aish is actually look old ..like she is 40 + . look old and lookin fat are two different things..she looks OLD !!! the look is all ok..south indian types .

    1. Anu at | | Reply

      I like this look, but is it just me, or does it remind anyone else of a young Jayalalithaa from several years ago.

      1. Soumya at | | Reply

        After reading your moment, yes she kind of does look like jayalalithaa years ago

      2. Aaroohii at | | Reply

        Agree with Anu, she reminded me of jayalalitha as soon as I saw her. And I always thought Jayalalitha is pretty, so I mean this in a good way.

        1. missplaced at | | Reply

          no wonder ash played her den in her debut movie, iruvar!!

    2. SS at | | Reply

      A comment as explicit as this (“fat”, really?) gets published. No problem. Where the heck is the moderation on this blog?
      I expected better judgement from you guys. So disappointed.

      1. Priyanka at | | Reply

        I re-read the comment… And I must be missing something. I didn’t read it as ‘Prags’ raising an issue with weight but only used the word to differentiate it from ‘looking old’. No?

        1. Aaroohii at | | Reply

          So calling someone fat is not ok, but calling them old is?

          1. Priyanka at |

            Nope, it isn’t. Why just ‘old’, there are many comments that we read that we don’t agree with or opinions that we don’t always subscribe to. And many of those comments (and the comment that you are referring to) don’t necessarily get flagged for moderation. It’s hard to have a comment policy that everyone agrees with… At some point Payal and I needed to make a call that works for us, and the parameters we’ve chosen work for us. We’ll revise our policy as and when we need to.

          2. Madhu at |

            I think anything you wouldn’t say to her in person is NOT okay – not just here, but on the internet in general. but then, Indians begin conversations with comments about weight, what to do :(

  4. Senorita at | | Reply

    how beautiful does she look. luminescent.

  5. dn at | | Reply

    Will take this over the black hideousness any day. She is still hiding behind layers, but that’s her choice. She looks very beautiful, but I do see a big difference between the Kalyan jewellers print ad to this. I don’t understand why they want to present a different image, when the original is nothing to be ashamed of.

  6. Kiah at | | Reply

    You picked the worst possible pictures.. but she still manages to look good.

  7. bindu at | | Reply

    well, most celebrities tend to wear whites n off-whites while making appearances in Kerala

  8. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

    Love the gajra!

  9. aalia at | | Reply

    she looks so lovely! her make up and hair is spot on.

  10. Food Poisoned Attorney at | | Reply

    Wow she looks so radiant and fresh faced, dont care much abt the outfit though.

  11. ash at | | Reply

    Looks beautiful, confident.

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  13. DYE at | | Reply

    *PHEW* she looks GORGEOUS ! <3

    so simple.. so elegant :)

  14. Shina at | | Reply

    Shows how simplicity is more attractive. She looks gorgeous in white. Look at the face, man is she pretty.

  15. Srilalitha at | | Reply

    Just WOW!!! and the look so apt for that store opening

  16. Minaa at | | Reply

    she is still GORGOUES , no MATTER what other people say about her ! , she is still who she is , a BEAUTIFUL women ! ;)

  17. RS at | | Reply

    Wow. Welcome back Aishwarya. You still have what it takes.

  18. kasthuri at | | Reply

    Breathtaking ! But i think 90% of Indian women (fit ones) will look great in such a look. Its just hard to go wrong.

  19. tosh at | | Reply

    Ammaa..humako chodake muta jaaa.. *tamil violin tune

    1. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

      This is racist and offensive.

    2. Saya at | | Reply

      Er? Why Tamil tune? She is NOT Tamil. Oh wait, all south are madrasis? Take a bow for the ignorance.

  20. sara at | | Reply

    She looks gorgeous in this. Any comments on how ridiculously photoshopped she looks in the Kalyan jewellers ad pics?

  21. Nisha B at | | Reply

    just when i thought abu-sandeep lost their taste in fashion..oh well she is still the most gorgeous lady..her appearance reminded me a lot of the tere bina song in guru.

  22. Divya at | | Reply

    Beautiful, beautiful! She looks every bit her South Indian self here :-) The middle parting, the bindi, the jasmine flowers..and her speech during this function was so honest and simple and accent-free. Guess she is true to her self when she is in the South.

    1. olala at | | Reply

      More like she is every bit the chameleon her profession demands her to be.

      When she is in Cannes, she is a world-class diva. When she attends south-Indian functions she speaks with a very desi accent (without any trace of condescension). When Ravan premiers in London, her accent resembles the British. When she is at a government-hosted function, she wears Indian handloom…

      Like every other Bachhan, she only ever calls these people her ‘well-wishers’ and never her ‘fans’, which is slightly more patronizing.

      As for her clothes, she rarely goes wrong with Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla.

  23. Cremedelarem' at | | Reply

    She looks gorgeous especially in the 3rd pic!

  24. slc at | | Reply

    Looking absolutely lovely. Redeemed herself from the horrendous AbuSandeep outfit. Fantastic jewelry.

  25. Shallu at | | Reply

    Here she looks much beter, color also suits her.

  26. Honey at | | Reply

    That’s one heck of a luminous face. Aishwarya looks beautiful here, no quibbles (tho to be completely honest, I can’t entirely see the outfit)

  27. Neha at | | Reply

    seeing her with center parted hair after a long tym…m not sure why does she wears the designer duo clothes..they never seem to work for her…here too the blouse is making look top heavy..neck up..she’s luking precious..:)

  28. Phoenix at | | Reply

    OMGahhh she looks fab!!!!!!!!! I don’t like her overly dyed hair though I think she would look better as a deep brunette rather than that reddish color. Move over starlets Ash is back!

  29. Farrah at | | Reply

    THIS is what aunties look like. Who woulda known back in ’94 ????

  30. KJ at | | Reply

    Divine. Angelic. Love.

  31. :) at | | Reply


    p.s. she looks heavenly.

  32. Dits at | | Reply

    Why do people photoshop SO much. There is a world of difference between this and the Kalyan Jewelers ad , she just looks so different there .

    That said, very elegant look. Can’t go wrong with it

  33. Anjali at | | Reply

    she looks like a pretty white pumpkin.

    1. Madhu at | | Reply

      Seriously rude!

  34. just me at | | Reply

    That face! Ethereal.

  35. Phoenix at | | Reply

    Pic on the right she looks cute and young.. I really like this look. I wish Ash would be superficial and self obsessed enough to come on this blog and read this comment but I get the feeling she has never given a crap what others say lol it’s at times admirable and at times frustrating!

    I like the look.. hope to see different looks from her in future!!!!!!!!

  36. annie at | | Reply

    she looks really pretty for her age. She’s not a young heroine competing for the top spot any more and still has a beautiful face to sell jewlery and such. I’m sure there are tons of people who like Aish in her new role plus the white sari/jewelry give her a wholesome motherly look which is nice.

    1. GG at | | Reply

      best comment. she is pretty at her age given her current life situation (new mom). she isn’t going to be the 20 year old modelesque sanjana from pepsi ad. if that is expectation people have of her then yes they will make comments like “fat” and “old”.
      she looks radiant.

  37. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

    P&P, I’d love to see a more coherent moderating policy here. You often pass comments that ridicule your looks and intelligence (which is completely uncalled for), invoke racial stereotypes (the comment about ammas and violins on this post), and have ageist overtones. I know you want to be fair and inclusive, but nastiness in the comment section makes it unpleasant for your readers. While we’re at it, the “you’re so biased/you’ve taken money from this celebrity” comments feel uncalled for, too. It’s fashion and entertainment – of course one can have favorites or think a particular star works clothes better. Accusations like that are not kosher.

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  38. AM at | | Reply

    Late to this party.

    Actually the comments here are pretty moderated. Its not like go fug where its not moderated at all.

    I think one has to stop being sensitive and overly bothered about personal opinions expressed here even when they include the dreaded f.t word. There’s far worse on the internet – I have seen worse on facebook, really even in party conversations. And I am sure celebs are used to having their apperance commented on and are hardly going to be bothered by some anon person bitching on the Net.

    Mostly internet comments are interactive, if you have an issue you can always point out to the commenter that it is rude and that sets the discourse. The site owner cannot worry about each and every sensibility here when they are moderating-what offends me may not offend someone else.

    If anything, I find comments like “she is f.t” dull and unimaginative rather than offensive – hey folks if you are commenting try and be witty and entertain us!

    1. sara at | | Reply

      AM – I beg to differ; this is a site about fashion. If people start taking mean potshots, especially about weight and age, the quality of the conversation deteriorates rapidly. I am not even a big Ash fan but i respect her personal choices and I am a fan of this website. Comments like “fat white pumpkin” or “madarasi” jokes just simply do not fit in a forum of this caliber.

    2. Indigirl at | | Reply


      And if you want to really know what nasty and rude comments are, just go to the TOI site and check any article. The comments are so offensive that it will take your breath away. And THAT is a site run by a massive media organisation.

      After that, you will realise how conscientious P&P are about their moderation despite being just two unpaid bloggers.

    3. AM at | | Reply

      Sara I am no fan of potshots or personal comments – my pet hate is she looks like my bai. However I am no fan of censoring people either. Essentially I support freedom of speech – even for idiots. Plus I would leave it up to the site owner to take a decision – and I respect that decision – otherwise it’s like offended people form a pressure group and force their opinion on the site which I am against. Essentially any site has to strike a balance – to moderate and to ensure that their readers have a say. If it all had to adhere to a strict norm there would be very few – and very bland – comments on this site.

      As indigirl says look at TOI. Its the age of the internet. Just like in life we have to get used to seeing both positive and rude feedback online.

      1. Sara at | | Reply

        To clarify, my comment was not directed at P&P’s moderation policy. And I agree with you that you cannot just censor people. When I was typing my comment, it was really a plea for the readers of this site to just focus on fashion and not take personal potshots.

  39. Teespeak at | | Reply

    Traditional & elegant.

  40. sonia at | | Reply

    she looks beautiful!

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