BOLLYWOOD: Bearing the tag of one of the world’s most beautiful women since she won the title of Miss World in 1994, actor Aishwarya Rai says the society needs to stop perceiving women, who like grooming themselves, as less intelligent. Aishwarya believes that women need to stop judging each other on the basis of how much makeup they put on. One’s desire to look glamourous shouldn’t become the parameter of judging their intellect, said the actor, in a group interview on the sidelines of her Cannes appearance as the brand ambassador of cosmetic brand L’Oreal Paris.
“Grooming has been a part of our culture since the beginning, both for men and women. Everybody grooms themselves but to what degree depends up on the individual. First, we need to free ourselves of judging each other. Someone did more then it’s his or her choice, and if someone did less then that’s also their choice. I don’t think either side should be judged. We, as women, need to stop judging each other in a sense that if you put make-up that doesn’t mean you don’t have brains, it doesn’t mean you lack in substance, it does not mean that you are not sensitive or compassionate,” Aishwarya said.