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.
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.
Vogue IndiaAishwarya Rai Bachchan has graced the March issue of Vogue India magazine.
Vogue IndiaAlthough she hasn't been making films, she's hardly been out of the spotlight.
Vogue IndiaA regular at the Cannes Film Festival, the actress continues to make commercials and special public appearances.
Vogue IndiaAfter giving birth to daughter Aaradhya Bachchan in 2011, the actress took a break from making films.
Vogue IndiaBut the actress doesn't want her fans to call her Vogue cover a comeback.