Amitabh Bachchan reacts to bahu Aishwarya’s purple lips


Social media are divided into two worlds with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s purple lips appearance at the Cannes film festival. Ash’s purple lips garnered mixed reactions. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan speaks in favour of his bahu’s purple lips. Post her appearance, Ash trolled on social media.

Reacting to the same, Big B said, “Social media gives someone the opportunity to express themselves. You’ve never had that opportunity before, you never knew what others were thinking about you, at least now you know. And the good part is, it lasts for a day or half-a-day; the next day, something else comes up.

Things move so rapidly in today’s life that you don’t have time. One’s attention span is so limited and so small. That’s how life has become. Social media gives everybody a voice, everybody an opportunity, everybody a democratic opportunity to express themselves. What’s wrong with that?”

The former beauty queen turned Bollywood actress is unfazed with all the negative comments: “I am an actor by my career choice. I enjoy fashion and I treat it like art and I have a life, a family. So, I am not focusing on all of this. So it (look) doesn’t stress me out.. It doesn’t get me nervous.. I am a professional,” she said.

It was Ash’s 15 years in Cannes and all her attention was how to enjoy every moment of the festival rather than sitting and crying over fashion statement. Being a creative person, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan believes in creativity and experimentation.

Speaking about her purple lips which made so much hullaballoo all over, Ash said, “It’s a good thing,” she cuts in as one asks her about the immense pressure she must be before every red carpet appearance.

“The only way to deal with it is by not feeling any pressure at all. I go with the flow and I say enjoy the show. Each year, I am so overwhelmed with work that I never have time to prep. And this year, I was doing all the promotional work for Sarbjit until I took my flight out. So when everyone asked me about my preparations, I said none and added, ‘troll all that you want and appreciate all that you want, I don’t have the time’,” she says with poise.

However, Ash remains unfazed with all the comments. “I am totally cool with it. It is fantastic... the amount of attention it (lipstick) garnered. But, honestly, it wasn’t as thought out as it seemed. Charlotte is a fantastic makeup artist and she has done a lot of creative work in the past. Even on the first day, the blue eye shadow on my gold dress evoked a positive response. I thought it was interesting to be able to socialise for that one evening. To go on a platform, with a look like this and comfortably fit in. The atmosphere all around is so creative – be it makeup, hair, clothes. You can just be completely you. As a creative individual, she just got this lipstick out and asked me ‘should we?’ I said, ‘If you want, I am totally fine.’ Next year I will be here again, so it is cool. I even joked calling myself ‘Picasso’. I am not saying I am Picasso or I am Monalisa, but hey, you are looking and you are wanting to have an opinion on it and think things through. And that is great. If art evokes a response, it means it has touched you somewhere and this kind of attention is a great thing.”