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  1. SK at | | Reply

    Trendsetters are always the first. Ain’t it? ;-)

  2. dn at | | Reply

    The cover is awesome!! Very artistic. It seems minimalistic even though its not. Beautiful. The designers have done a good job.
    She looks very ethereal.

    The other two photos are just ok. I would have loved the close-up but face looks white-washed compared to the shoulders, as if she needed to look whiter. Somebody forgot to colour correct.

    1. AnI at | | Reply

      @ dn- u tole my words..i was bout 2 say d same..

    2. dn at | | Reply

      I meant the cover designers – stylist, make-up and photographer.

    3. kasthuri at | | Reply

      thats exactly what i was thinking. ITs beutiful and ash looks gorgeous !

      But WHY did they WHITEWASH her way too much ?

  3. SK at | | Reply

    Oh, and she does look breathtaking! Blooming with age!

  4. naiad at | | Reply

    OMG she is BEYOND perfection!!!

    How many light years did God take to make Aishwarya Rai?

    1. Adara at | | Reply

      Agreed and that was a good question. :D

    2. Such at | | Reply

      Only a little more than the number of Photoshop artists it took to do this issue!

      1. voldemort at | | Reply

        better photoshop than botox, i say.

        1. naiad at | | Reply

          Photoshop or not, this womans beauty is unbelievable and I am saying this being a woman! I could only imagine how a man would feel around her!

          1. ananya_s at |

            agree like hell!!

          2. Adara at |

            Agreed, naiad. I always wondered how all those actors/others felt around her in the movies, she being this gorgeous/beautiful.

      2. jaymay at | | Reply

        BANG ON! LOL

  5. SMV at | | Reply

    WOW!!! I mean wow!!!…flawless is one word
    But I am sure ash-basers will find some flaw abt this too ;)

    1. BollyFan at | | Reply

      now thats funny. i wud say PHOTO SHOPPED :p lolxx

      1. Manny at | | Reply

        I agree completely with Bollyfan on PHOTO SHOPPED

  6. Bsimple at | | Reply

    She looks AMAZING! The clothes make her look skinny and funnily it doesn’t seem like she has been photoshopped…? The clothes are suited for the editorial…add nice drama yet her beauty shines through :)

  7. ritu at | | Reply

    Looooveeed…ASH in both the outfits……much much better than her usual boring looks……..want to see the pic in sabyasachi too

  8. SAH at | | Reply


    Nohting new or exciting about the photoshoot or clothes..but look at that FACE. DAMN!

    Faces like that come about once in a generation.

  9. Sal (SS) at | | Reply

    LOVE IT! She looks like the icon that she is, stunning and powerful. Furthermore, as someone pointed out, the photography makes her look slim and statuesque without everything looking photoshopped.

  10. Anna at | | Reply

    She looks a lot like Marion Cotillard.

  11. Mim at | | Reply

    One of her best, I think. She has both presence and poise in this shoot. Beautiful, though I’m not a huge fan :)

  12. Megha at | | Reply


    Love the cover
    she looks gorgeous and the dress has just the right amount of drama

  13. ayse at | | Reply

    everyone knows she is far from that icon in her real life…that photo doesnt even look half of real ash meaning her real self specially her complexion

  14. annie at | | Reply

    finally she looks great. I’d lost all hope for her but she can still rock it!

  15. suchi at | | Reply

    stunning!!!look at her hands in the pictures, soo graceful and perfectly placed. she never looks awkward in any of her shoots

  16. charan at | | Reply

    Absolutely gorg!

    But on the cover she looks like the Ash from modelling times… when she looked more exotic and fresh.
    She doesn’t look like that anymore, i wonder how they achieved to make her look like old times.

    I almost thought this was some old cover shoot :)

  17. Anra at | | Reply

    Flawless skin, gorgeous bone structure, and radiant face all hers but wait, oh how I wish I had Photoshop!

  18. lolita at | | Reply

    I compared these shots to the Sabya ones by clicking on the link provided and its clear that the photographer did a great job!

    The lightings/angles shaved atleast 10 years and 10 lbs off her face & body….

    1. Enne at | | Reply

      totally agree.

      1. uumema at | | Reply

        @lolita…you stole my words,great photography….how come she apperas so different in both shots…she is almost unrecognizable in these pictures and in sabya shots she does look like her present self!!

        1. radhika at | | Reply

          you mustbe really blind not to recognize her. every actress is photoshopped on covers but most dont even look half decent.
          you have to really hate her to say she is only beautiful coz of photography.

      2. pop at | | Reply

        The worst part is the only photoshopping she needs is a darker hair color!
        She’s so gorgeous in real life, I’m sure she would’ve looked great anyway!

    2. indus at | | Reply

      there is reason she won best photogenic face in miss world :). That girl can do miracles with camera and that has always been her usp.

  19. Mads at | | Reply

    Ethereal indeed!! Love the cover and the Ayesha Depala dress.

  20. GG at | | Reply

    Breathtaking. For those who have commented on photoshop used here, every picture nowadays is photoshopped.
    However not everyone looks like this even after all the technology used.You cannot make someone look so beautiful using technology. There has to be stuff there to enhance.

    1. Nidhi at | | Reply

      so true GG …completely agree with u on dis…

      1. mary at | | Reply

        agreed! even a blind person can spot the agressive photoshop jobs on most covers but this one looks nothing like them. she looks radiant and ethereal!

  21. herdisnot at | | Reply

    Love the old Hollywood feel of this look. Ash looks breathtaking! There are beautiful women, but there are only a few beautiful women with that special something. People may kvetch, but truth is she cannot be ignored.

  22. Enne at | | Reply

    WOW that’s the best i’ve ever seen her and I’m not an Ash Fan! Stunning and a great job with the photos!

  23. October at | | Reply

    It’s all photoshop. She doesn’t look anything like this in real life.

    1. Roshni at | | Reply

      so? Who cares what she looks in real life ? She is a model and an actress, as long as she looks good in photoshoots and in movies she is set.
      She looks etheral here – kudos to the stylist.

      1. voldemort at | | Reply

        get the hell over it. with or without photoshop, she still looks better than you and me.

        1. Sal(SS) at | | Reply

          It feels like major uninformed carping when says “It’s all photoshop”. Give the model, the photographer and the stylists some credit. People have been looking better, or at least different, than they do in real life for years before photoshop came along (They used to film the lovely Ingrid Bergman through gauze). If Ash weren’t a beautiful woman and a good model, these photos would not look like they do, airbrushing or not.

        2. mary at | | Reply

          not just you or me she is the best looking bollywood actress in Bollywood history second only to Madhubala. many may not agree on that today but in hindsight her name will surely go down in bollywood history as the most beautiful.

          1. indus at |

            Agree with every word mary. but iam sure your statement is going to ash haters loose their sleeps. hahaha. I love to meet Ash haters. They seem to be living there lives around her and some of my good friends who cannot stand her have sleepless nights after there is one nice word spoken for her. Love it!

          2. jaymay at |

            @ indus.. U wish :P … Comeon, just because someone doesnt think like you (about her) doesnt mean their lives revolve around her.

  24. ash at | | Reply

    Very photoshopped but I guess all the celebs are getting it done these days so why wouldn’t she? Her face looks flawless, shes looking good!

  25. voldemort at | | Reply

    Wow, i have nothing to fault in the cover. gorgeous. kudos to the photographer and stylist.

  26. navya at | | Reply

    Only one word, STUNNING!

  27. diptiN at | | Reply

    The photographs are photoshopped, but the end result is good. We have had plenty of covers ruined by too much photoshop. There is no doubt that she is beautiful. I like the pose on the cover and LOVE the hair.

  28. Sam at | | Reply

    Nice photoshopping.

  29. uumema at | | Reply

    @GG…i guess you really dont know how much photoshoping can change…once you’ll find out you will stop believing in what is shown in magazines!!photoshoping is not just enhancing, nowadays its used more for “changing”.

  30. ASA at | | Reply

    gosh!!!!i know that every picture is photoshopped nowdays, but it shouldn’t be that deceiving.

    though she looks beautiful but with that much photoshoping and designer cloths i can look gorgeous as well;)

  31. lively at | | Reply

    Not very often this happens but she does look AMAZING. I would given 60% credit to photographer and stylists. Anyhow.. other actresses… eat your heart out

  32. Neelu at | | Reply

    There’s photo shop written all over that cover!! Take a good look at her arms! I would have believed if it had been a few years ago, but there’s no way she looks like this now!! I mean, c’mon!!!

  33. Nandini at | | Reply

    She looks gorgeous. I absolutely love the styling, but P&P, the last picture is of an black tulle Ayesha Depala.

  34. kumar at | | Reply

    LOVE it! very elle esque without goin all chanel, LV or western gowns on the cover. Now if they’d only go easy on the whitewash/photoshop n make it our own/indian elle

  35. Adara at | | Reply

    I adore her charm and elegance on the cover. What a beauty, seriously! The other two pics are good too. Wish we could see the full length on the 3rd pic.

  36. SLC at | | Reply

    I am not an Ash as an actress fan…but you can’t ignore the beauty. Ah yes, she has been most definitelyphotoshopped, look at the full length pic, her shoulders, arms, waist are not that narrow. But hey this is a minor issue…she looks fab.

  37. arpitha at | | Reply

    She is a good model. The photoshop and makeup make her look 10 years younger. All in all the cover page looks good.

  38. shyba at | | Reply

    A picture speaks a thousand words, but with photoshop, it tells a thousand……. LIES!

    1. kumar at | | Reply

      damn that was good. lol made me smile

      1. Ria at | | Reply

        What lies are you talking about? please enlighten us.
        Is there a new rule that a magazine cover has to show a stars true face sans makeup and photoshop ? or does that apply only to Aishwarya ?

        1. GG at | | Reply

          For some reason she gets the most Hate for her covers when actually everyone who appears in print is photoshopped to the max. How do you explain Kajol’s extreme whiteness and sharper features in Olay print aids.Seems this rule you mentioned is applied only to Aishwarya.;)

  39. chilli at | | Reply

    now matter how far these pics are photoshoped , the fact is aish is truley beautifull. she is looking amazing. the pics are no doubt gud and the colour scheme of white dress on white background is making her look slim as well , but aish deserves credit too..

  40. shilpi at | | Reply

    photoshop or not she looks gorgeous !!

  41. bored at | | Reply

    Why do Photoshop comments pop up when there is a photoshoot starring Ash?

    Its not like she is unrecognizable? her facial features look the same.. its not like they changed her nose or her lips or her eyes?? every magazine covers and photoshoots are airbrushed and lighting etc corrected… complexion evened out..

    also its not like she is butt ugly otherwise….

    1. xoxo at | | Reply

      agreed!! she looks beautiful in real life… yea bt the photoshop has this her arms thats what i notice bt other than that i think its ok, everyone uses photoshop these days so who cares… i hav seen much photoshopped covers than this, even with eyes, nose and lips so even tho im not ash fan i still agree on every word with u

  42. anjali Khanna at | | Reply

    Love the Ayesha Depala black dress,stunning!

  43. rhea at | | Reply

    i don’t know why people can’t understand that every magazine cover of any actress is photoshoped.look at sonam’s latest verve cover. its photoshoped to hell.aishwarya got beautiful feautres like big green eyes,fuller lips,small nose which makes her so beautiful

  44. Imsochic at | | Reply

    I love!

  45. Kriti at | | Reply

    God! Did a skip a heart beat???
    Her beauty is RARE, maybe even extinct otherwise…

  46. Hema at | | Reply

    She looks gorgeous and the clothes are equally beautiful.

  47. star at | | Reply

    this is how aishwarya was meant to look…absolutely classy and stunning….she does waste her looks most of the time, but not here!

  48. ASA at | | Reply

    @rhea & mary…no doubt that every picture in every magazines is photoshoped nowadays but these actress/models never claim to be the most beautiful women in india/world….if aishwarya needs photoshoping so whats ethereal and beautiful about her and why her fans claim this about her!!!!

    1. radhika at | | Reply

      HA get over it!

  49. Nitasha at | | Reply

    She looks Unreal! Beautiful! Love the Ayesha Depala gown. Love.

  50. mazuine at | | Reply

    First, you have to have the base(beautiful features).Photoshop or airbrush just to enchance her already beautiful self.Aishwarya Rai is just out of this World.

  51. Rushil at | | Reply

    SPLENDID!!!! hats off to all the stylists, designers, make-up artists! these guys r fabulous!

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