Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, unlike most mothers in Bollywood, has cut down on her media appearances after becoming pregnant with her first child, Beti B.

Post the birth of her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan on Nov. 16, Ash has hardly given any public appearances.

Though her first official public appearance after giving birth to Aaradhya was at the 65th Cannes Film Festival held in May this year, the actress and her eight-month-old daughter have been snapped at various other events, inevitably attracting a spate of criticism towards her weight gain.

Despite harsh judgments on her ballooning weight, leading Indian fashion and Bollywood photographer, Dabboo Ratnani, has expressed his desire to work again with the former Miss World.

Ratnani is popularly known for his annual calendar and is one of the well-known portrait and celebrity photographers in Indian Cinema.      

He is the cover photographer for several reputed magazines in India such as Filmfare, Hi Blitz, Ok India, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Verve, Femina, The Man and Better Homes and Gardens.

The photographer, who has shot almost every A-lister in the fim industry, has shared with fans one of his classic works on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan via social networking sites Twitter and Facebook.

The picture was taken before the actress became pregnant, and as usual she is looking stunningly beautiful in that particular photo. 

Dabboo Ratnani uploads a stunning picture of Aishwarya Rai
Dabboo Ratnani uploads a stunning picture of Aishwarya Rai (Twitter/ @DabbooRatnani)

Alongside the snapshot of the "World's Most Beautiful Woman", Ratnani tweeted: "Want to share a stunning shot of Aishwarya ... She is an absolute dream to shoot!"

The photo has been widely appreciated by fans of the actress. While some have thanked Ratnani for posting the gorgeous pictures, other fans have requested the photographer to post several more pictures of Ash.

Meanwhile, the photographer has also said that he is keen to capture more shots of the beautiful actress again.

Aishwarya Rai is indeed every photographer's dream. Unfortunately only few get the privilege of capturing her on lens.