Not Quite


Ms. Rai made an appearance after eons in a green silk dress to unveil the latest Filmfare issue. The dress itself was nothing to write home about but those shoes. Yikes. We have nothing against wearing pointed pumps, its just the uber-long/out of proportion ones that get to us. For a perfect pair, just hop over here to see Katrina wear a just-right one.


Aishwarya Rai at Filmfare Issue Launch

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani


  1. The dress isn’t bad but the problem is that someone like Aishwariya has set the standards so high that when she doesn’t dress up to those standards, it just looks terrible. She looks gorgeous as always but the shoes gotta go!

      • With you on that one..Ive never been impressed with her clothes really…She has come a long way from her Cannes Festival days…but even still….nothing to write home about…

        • I think KK might mean that because she has the ingredients per se people imagine that Ash could look a million times better but tend to be disappointed when they see her outfits… maybe not so much now because she has gained weight and can’t rock any outfit she desires but previously. She looks best in her movies I would have to say where they properly dress her up and otherwise her face always looks great but her clothing is usually just straight up classic – no twist.

  2. Whats with Swapnil Shinde and un-ironed looking garments?! If he’s aiming for this to be his signature look, I hope he changes his mind real soon.

      • Ummm, you both are joking right????
        she looks fabulous at 36!
        everyone looks different in different decades of their lives!
        stop setting such impossible standards for her

  3. Lovely & classy colour, but the fit is so bad. She should stay away from frocks.. that is how I would describe this dress. Looks kinda mismatched, her face and the dress. I mean she is obviously beautiful, but can’t carry it off.

  4. she’s hardly ‘glowing’; maybe sweating. geez she looks like such a misfit in knee length dresses almost all the time. she shld just stick to “bahu” like clothing and evening gowns. And the constipated expression does succeed in distracting from her poor wardrobe. you know what they can’t buy good taste.

  5. In the minority here again I am thinking but IMO she is a mess from head to toe. Something is off about her face—makeup/tone—-I can’t quite pinpoint it. Her dress is a mess and I hate dresses that look all wrinkled. And her pumps you have already covered. Sad considering this woman has more at her disposal in terms of beauty/fashion resources then most women could ever even dream about. The watch and the color of the dress are the only two saving graces of this appearance.

    • Sej, your are not a minority! I completely agree to every word you have penned down here…!:) Her face feels ‘heavier’ – looks all bloated – just saw a series of pics of this event @another wbst- is she finally preggo?!

    • One day I’ll seriously like to know what does “not ageing well” mean! Find new terms to bash her because this term is now getting “horrible and boring”!

      • Seriously! well said! i wonder if Ash was a guy were they still go after her.
        Just look at how old the actors look i bet our next gen will make fun of every male actor who have been acting like teenagers at age 40 like we did for a gen older!

        That said i dont think she looks old at all.

        • Thanks RaDs. Good to know that there are others who also get annoyed by the rhetoric :)
          I mean, every time there is an entry on Aish be ready to read tens of such comments! And yes, I do agree with the chauvinist undertones of these comments. This is not commenting on fashion or style but plain spitefulness.

  6. Ash is a beautiful women, but she has no sense of style and does not spend money on clothes. Having said that I think the photo on the right is shot at a very close angle which makes her look all puffed up.

  7. The color is nice and the belt looks good but thats about it. I wish she would wear sheath dresses (think Twinkle) rather than these horrible frock type ones she always wears.

  8. Dude..for her ageing shes 37 now,for which she is stunning
    secondly this day she had been shooting for guzaarish all day and suffered fever…still look at her
    i think she looks simple and nice !

    • yes its is so clear fromt he face she is unwell but then Actresses are not allowed to fall sick are they?
      This ‘looking old’ is new trump card for ash haters. So let them feel good!

  9. Ugh! what a silly looking, girlish dress, the same vacant look in her eyes/boring hair, horrid shoes. Lokk at the fitting -under the arms in the second picture !Ash does not have style. Look at the difference between her 2 eyebrows!! One is arched so high and so out of sync :) :)

  10. There was a time I couldn’t stand Ash but now I totally admire her for holding her own against a sea of starved, anorexic looking wanna be supermodels. She looks like a real woman curves et al. Love her for that.

  11. I think she looks pretty (not difficult given the genetics at work)however she hasn’t looked her best in a good few years – I can’t pinpoint it exactly but something always seems a bit off – maybe extraordinarily beautiful women just dont age well, or maybe it something else – I dunno. Anyhoo – here she looks pretty, the shoes are fugly I think pointy shoes only look good on those blessed with small feet as anything even slightly bigger than average will look fugly. But she could do a lot better – seems that without the aid of magazine stylists she falls flat in the style stakes.

  12. again boring and unflattering,why would she wear tafetta!!
    Of all the choices.WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hideous pointy outdated shoes too!

  13. hmmm….someones putting on weight!!..makes us feel better..tht everyone will have an off day :-p….*chuckle*…geee…we are so mean :-D :-D

  14. her eye shadow is not applied properly. it makes her eye look tired. Plus, Ash is looking stressed and tired. She needs to take a break from this career, and chill.No need to look good all the time or keep up with the image. life goes on any way.

  15. I think she looks really good …esp the color suits her well…shoes …hmmmmmm not so much, i personally dont like pointy shoes too

  16. I LOVEEE her hair colour!!!!!! It’s so different from most B-town celebs (the older women tend to have this coppery blonde thing going on and when Sonam did her red it looked really cheap). I think this really suits her skin tone.

    As for her not ageing well… I was watching Iruvar clips the other day and it’s so interesting because usually when you see other celebrities first movies they look SO funny, but Ash looks unbelievable! I don’t think anyone can really blame her for ageing :S I mean naturally she’s going to look worse off than she did when she was younger, not her fault. As for other celebrities close to her in’s Nagma, Twinkle, Shilpa Shetty, Mahima Chaudhary.. other than Shilpa I think they’re all aging about the same. One can’t really compare anyone to Shilpa because her body has literally been perfect from day one, I don’t know how she does it but mad props to her. I don’t get why everyone hates on Ash so much.. compared to her peers (above mentioned) they all look about the same fitness wise, wrinkles whatever.

    I agree I think Ash should wear some sheath dresses like Twinkle. Twinkle is a lott more fashionable than Ash but Ash DOES have a style.. her style is just classic and tailored. Not everyone has to be trendy.

  17. It seems to me she’s got a little safety pin or something on the inside at the bottom of the neck / bust, to hide a bit more of the cleavage. I thought that sort of thing was a big no no when it comes to proper fashion.


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