Slumdogs kapoor joins 24-year-old from Bhutan in US
On the face of it, the first-time bride-to-be of Aishwarya Rai Kapoor looks like any other Indian girl. A big girl in a tight dress, she has dark curly hair and a strong jawline that could be compared to an old-school Bollywood actress. In all of the photographs of Aishwarya Rai, she looks almost as a chattel in the hands of her parents. But Aishwarya Rai has an unusual past. When Aishwarya was still small and in poor shape, she began having bouts of diarrhoea and vomiting. She told her parents the problem was from a yeast infection, and her parents recommended treatment to a doctor, but Aishwarya had no time, the first of many such stories. She was sent to a primary health home for about three months, and then to an acute-care hospital. Then after three months, she was sent to Rajasthan’s Rajasthan Institute of Nursing, which operated at a different center. One of her problems was her body was not functioning as it should have. This had already led to her parents abandoning her. She was, for a long time, stuck in bed because of malnutrition. “I was in a coma. Once, I said I was going to sleep but the bed wouldn’t stop rocking to my sides. I think it was then that my parents decided I should get a haircut. But my hair was really coarse and my complexion, I was dark-skinned,” she told me.
As a kid Aishwarya worked at the Rajasthan Institute of Nursing until 2008, working with more than 250 beds and more than 5,000 staff. She later joined the Rajasthan government in 2009, and she is a senior doctor now.
She remembers the first time she was treated by her parents. “I was very sick and my parents gave me an enema (a saline spray to was???????????????h out any loose bits of fluid in the intestines). It took me around 15 minutes, but it did little to ease the pain. But I said, I want to see the doctor. I saw him immediately afterwards,” she said. Aishwarya was treated by a doctor from the Rajasthan Institute of Nursing (RNUI) where she has worked for the past three years.