Can We Quit Speculating Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's "Pregnancy"?

Netizens took to the comment section forming theories around why they have a “feeling” that the actor could be pregnant.

Priya Hazra
Jul 26, 2021 18:52 IST
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pregnancy rumours
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pregnancy rumours: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan met the daughters of actor Sarathkumar— Varalaxmi and Pooja— at Ponniyin Selvan spot.

The actor is currently shooting for the Mani Ratnam directorial period drama starring Aishwarya and Sarathkumar. The film is set to release in 2022 is based on a literary novel that chronicles the important events in the Chola dynasty.

Varalaxmi and her sister visited the film sets and shared the pictures along with a lengthy note wherein she mentioned, “Despite the families and lineage that they hail from, their humility and warmth were so amazing, I was just overwhelmed with their love”.

What followed were a slew of unsolicited remarks on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s body and led to her second pregnancy rumours. Netizens took to the comment section forming theories around why they have a “feeling” that the actor could be pregnant.


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Pregnancy Rumours: Netizens want to know 

Is she pregnant? The Instagram users kept questioning, possibly expecting an answer in the same comment thread.

One of the users even dropped the question mark and went straight away to assert that this is the case. “This is really really good news, Amitabh sir going to be dadu again,” the comment read.


Well, that’s not where it ends, some went into an absolute Sherlock Holmes mode, breaking down Aishwarya Rai’s “poses”. The user declared that it’s “obvious” that she is pregnant since “she has her arm in front of her tummy in both pictures”. Now, how could one talk over that?

Others defied the rumours, however, in a surely flawed way by mentioning that she couldn’t be pregnant at the age of near 50. The internet certainly knows no bounds.

In the same vein, another user asserted the age factor while maybe indicating in the right direction that she could have “like the rest of the world put on quarantine weight”.


Although, the pictures of the actor do not definitely have a baby bump visible. Can't we wait for the actor to share the news herself if she is really pregnant? Why do we have to always judge a woman's body?

The unnecessary public scrutiny 

Celebrities have always been under the microscope no matter what they do or how they look. And an expectation that is constant is for the actors to look as thin as a rake. Therefore, we can surely see that maybe even putting on a little weight can be mistaken as pregnancy.


Moreover, this is not a rare event on social media as actor Sonam Kapoor became a victim of body scrutiny within a week ago.

Since her return from London, the actor has been speculated to be pregnant with her first child. The rumours were based on a video shared by a paparazzi account where numerous comments unleashed speculations.

However, it took the actor no time to shut down the pregnancy rumours in the best way possible. With her latest Instagram post, where Sonam Kapoor could be seen drinking a hot drink paired it with a caption that stamped out the theorizing. "Hot water bottle and ginger tea for the first day of my period…," she captioned the post.

Even though not everyone on social media could grasp it, hopefully, some would take the hint.

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