Aishwarya Rai Bachchan trying to control a noisy crowd is a lesson in grace

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recently lost her father to cancer, and to honour his memory, the actress organised a Day of Smiles along with the NGO, Smile Train India at a hospital in Mumbai. Aishwarya announced that she would sponsor the surgeries of 100 children suffering from congenital fissures and palates. And while the media was invited to cover the event, Aishwarya probably didn’t bargain for the chaos that would follow.

After the gathered group of photographers started to become boisterous, Aishwarya stepped in to calm them down. “We are here only, we aren’t going anywhere. You will all get your photos, but please remember we are in a hospital. Please be calm,” she began to plead, reminding the crowd that the young patients — far removed from the world of red carpets and ever-vigilant paparazzi — would soon be joining them. While her words had the desired effect for a few moments, the sound decibels soon began to rise. Once again, Aishwarya was forced to step in. “We are not at a premiere, this is not a public event. What is wrong with you?” she asked, clearly exasperated. “They are not from our world, we all know this business, they don’t. Please show some respect.”

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gracefully controls a boisterous crowd


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