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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has been away from the film and ad world ever since her daughter Aaradhya was born in 2011, dazzles in a new L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 ad in which she talks about motherhood.

Aishwarya Rai in L'Ooreal Paris 2013 motherhood-based commercial
Aishwarya Rai in L'Ooreal Paris 2013 motherhood-based commercial
Image: YouTube still (LOrealParisIndia)

The new ad which released on social media site YouTube on January 10, 2013 shows Rai as a modern, confident, working mother with ‘gorgeous hair’.

The L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 ad begins with Ash saying: “They say motherhood changes everything… not everything and definitely not my hair…”

Aishwarya Rai dazzles in new L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 "mother" ad
Aishwarya Rai dazzles in new L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 "mother" ad
Image: YouTube still (LOrealParisIndia)

Towards the end Ash is seen saying: “I am just a mother with gorgeous hair.”

The short half-a-minute ad concludes with the punch line “… because we are worth it” delivered by Ash in her trademark style.

Ash talks about motherhood and gorgeous hair in the ad
Ash talks about motherhood and gorgeous hair in the ad
Image: YouTube still (LOrealParisIndia)

The Bollywood diva and Bachchan bahu has been L’Oreal Paris’s Indian ambassador since 2000. However, in 2011, there were rumours that L’Oreal has opted for Frieda Pinto for a more internationally-renowned Indian face. However, L’Oreal dismissed those suggestions and clarified that Rai remains its brand ambassador.

Ash has been L'Oreal's Indian brand ambassador since 2000
Ash has been L'Oreal's Indian brand ambassador since 2000
Image: YouTube still (LOrealParisIndia)

The 39-year-old actress, who is touted as the ‘most beautiful woman’ is the brand ambassador for several international brands including L’Oreal and Longines watches. Rai’s international appeal has also earned her more crucial roles such as becoming the UN goodwill ambassador in 2012, becoming a jury member of the Cannes International film festival and landing Hollywood film projects.

Aishwarya Rai’s last Bollywood film was the critically-acclaimed film Guzaarish directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In Guzaarish, she played Sofia D'Souza, a nurse who has been taking care of Ethan Mascarenhas (Hrithik Roshan) who is paralysed from neck down.

Since becoming a mother, Rai has maintained that she is open to doing films if good scripts come her way but has not signed any projects so far.

Here’s Aishwarya Rai’s new L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 commercial of January 2013: