A slimmer Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is back. The former Miss World has lost the post-baby weight and has gone from flab to utterly fabulous.

The actress' weight loss was quite evident in her recent photos that were taken at the TOIFA awards and also during her performance at the Ponds Femina Miss Ponds event.

Aishwarya, who walked the red carpet at TOIFA in Vancouver, looked stunningly gorgeous and slimmer in a mint green anarkali. 

Like most mothers, Aishwarya too gained weight after giving birth to daughter Aaradhya in November 2011. But she was criticized for not shedding the kilos quickly considering her celebrity status. Many people including film fans, on blogs and in entertainment columns, have criticized her saying that it's her "duty to look good and fit."

But Ash defended herself saying that she wants to enjoy motherhood.

She was later compared to fellow actresses like Lara Dutta and Shilpa Shetty, who too gave birth at the same time, but were successful in losing the extra weight.

Still, Aishwarya took her time on losing weight steadily over the last few months. She shocked critics every time she made a public appearance. From Cannes film festival to TOIFA awards, whenever she made a public appearance she stunned everyone with her slimmed down looks.

And now since she is back to her original figure, one can expect her to make a silver screen comeback soon.

Check out the photos here: 

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