05/03/2015 7:37 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Looks Stunning On The March Cover of Vogue India

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Fringe or no fringe, India's stunning beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the most comfortable being a cover girl. She might not have stepped on a film set for a while, but she wants you to know that she's been right here.

For the cover shot of Vogue India's March issue, the 41-year-old actress has channelled the popular '70s hairstyle — the fringe — along with a Tommy Hilfiger fur jacket and a sheer black Saint Laurent blouse. The actress was styled by Anaita Shroff Adjania (Vogue India's fashion director) and photographed by Marc Hom.

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In an excerpt from the cover story written by Kersi Khambatta, Aishwarya says, "Yes, there was a maternity leave, just like any other working woman. In fact, I was working right up to my sixth month, with my various product endorsements and other stuff. There were no movies, obviously."

“I wanted to be more than just a pretty face issuing PSAs; I wanted to be hands-on. And now, 12 years later, this seemed like the perfect time," she adds.

Check out some images from the shoot, including some that haven't been published before.