The Indian film business best known as Bollywood functions at a much greater rate than American Hollywood, churning out tons of big budget films a year. But as the world grows smaller, stars formerly known only to fans of Indian films are going international, and apparently plastic surgery is too. Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai are some of India’s best-known actresses and although both are naturally beautiful women, rumor has it that they have turned to plastic surgery in recent years.
30-year old Priyanka Chopra is thought to have undergone lip augmentation and a possible nose surgery on her path to success. However, Priyanka has not admitted to having plastic surgery, although the HindustanTimes.com says that she has said she is open to the possibility in the past.
“So far, I have never felt the need for any enhancement surgery. What I have is what I have been blessed with. People had a lot of issues about the fact that I was dusky and not a conventional-looking actress. But I still got the opportunities I did,” the actress told the daily.
“I am not against plastic surgery. If it helps build self-esteem, I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. But if it becomes an obsession, that can be a problem. For me, I got confidence from my films doing well. Through this profession, I came to understand myself better. So, it hurts when people judge or crucify me on imaginary counts. I have looked different at different ages because I have worked on my look. I love myself the way I am,” she added.
The actress previously said during an event: “I believe in cosmetic surgery. I’m not judgmental about anybody’s individual choices. But if you can make yourself look better to feel better, I don’t think there’s anything bad in it. Cosmetic surgery only becomes wrong when it becomes a disease.”
38-year old Aishwarya Rai usually appears in the tabloids because of her fluctuating weight, but also due to rumors of cheek implants and lip augmentation as well as a nose job.
Aishwarya has also not admitted to anything more than teeth whitening in the form of plastic surgery.
She says, “I know there have been rumours that I’ve had my teeth and jawline corrected. But they’re only rumours. Others have opted for these things, I haven’t. I’d rather not start any controversy. Implants, liposuctions and plastic surgery are a matter of personal choice. I can’t comment on what others do. As for me, I’ve only got my enamel bleached. It’s as simple as getting your teeth cleaned by a dentist.”
Whether or the Indian stars admit to going under the knife, clearly the results are very well done.
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