Aishwarya gets flak over racist ad for jewellery

showAishwarya Rai Bachchan, 41, is the target of wrath from activists and fans for an ‘offensive racist’ advertisement for a jewellery brand that shows a dark emaciated child holding an umbrella over the movie star’s head.

Various important people involved with the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights wrote an open letter slamming the former beauty queen’s recent print ad, that they felt also promoted child labour.

Aishwarya who said the actual image was changed by the brand, is the National brand ambassador for the Jewellers. She was asked to now disassociate herself with the offensive image by having future use of the advertisement halted.