Aishwarya Rai Bachchan birthday special: Is Ash getting more graceful or boring?

The former Miss World turns 40 today. On her birthday, let’s quickly scan through her appearances over the year…

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates her 40th birthday today… Yes, you read right. Though she doesn’t look her age with that porcelain skin and gorgeous eyes, it’s true, she is that old. We wonder what she’ll wear on her birthday – will it be another flowing anarkali, or an evening gown? A gorgeous sari or an elegant salwar suit? As we continue pondering, let’s take a quick look at her appearances leading up to her 40th year.

The Bachchan bahu recently walked the ramp for a watch brand wearing a black and red lehenga. The sheer sleeves did a great job on her arms, making them seem slimmer. At a jewellery store launch, Ash was seen in a green and gold anarkali and she made us go green with envy with her flawless appearance. At an awards function, the former Miss World chose a champagne coloured Sabyasachi creation. Though the closed-in neckline didn’t work wonders for her current shape, she looked pretty. Apart from these colourful yet monochromatic appearances, Aishwarya has appeared in black rather than any other hue. Be it trousers, kurta or an evening gown, she has restrained herself to wearing the conventional dark shade.

Do you remember Aishwarya’s black n’ white dress at the Cannes International Film Festival 2013? She looked so lovely with that long black train behind her! At a launch event held earlier this year, Aishwarya was seen in a black ruffled dress and we must say she looked mesmerising. All in all, though she’s clinging on tightly to black, the babe does look good. Though we miss the sexy Ash from Dhoom:2, the yummy mommy is ageing gracefully.

On her birthday, as she blows out 40 candles, we wish that she gets a tad more colourful, as we’re kinda bored with her dark outfits. Maybe a brilliant red to offset that milky complexion? Or brilliant emerald to highlight those eyes? What say, BollywoodLifers?