To be quite honest, the thought of a luxury brand attempting to launch a new print magazine in this economic climate makes us nervous. The last thing we want for the Indian print industry is for a redux of The Great Magazine Die-Off which rocked the American print media world from about 2008 through 2010. But you didn’t come here for smarmy media pontification, you came for the pictures. Noblesse India is a brand new fashion glossy that’s featuring Bollywood queen Aishwarya Rai on its cover — dressed up in gowns by designers like Dior and Gucci. Learn more about Noblesse India here.
This photo shoot marks a return — hence the “Return of the Queen” headline accompanying one of the preview images above — for the star, who’s otherwise been on hiatus from the film industry since 2010.
And if you’re the type who digs Bollywood happily-ever-afters, note this: Apparently Abhishek Bachchan courted Aishwarya Rai through his “emotions, gestures, and words.” Adds Rai, “That’s why I married him.”