Lately, it seems that every time you turn around, there is a fresh new controversy buzzing around Aishwarya Rai – the latest being the speculation that she has been unceremoniously dumped by L’Oréal, based on the fact that the light eyed lady was nowhere to be seen in the brand’s New Year commercial. This, it seems, could not be further from the truth. And L’Oréal is clearly sparing no effort in clarifying it’s stand. Here, verbatim, is the media statement released by the brand:
We are shocked and surprised to read in some sections of the media/press about Ms. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan being replaced as the face of L’Oréal Paris.
L’Oréal Paris strongly reiterates that this is absolutely untrue and that Ms. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan continues to be our valued spokesperson, as she has since 2000. While she remains an integral part of the L’Oréal Paris world wide Dream Team, she was unfortunately unavailable for our New Year commercial shoot due to prior commitments.
She is one of the most iconic women of our times and is certainly the face of L’Oréal Paris internationally and in India for a range of products which include campaigns for Total Repair 5, Excellence Crème, Color Riche, Hydrafresh.