“Chak De Phatte India, Chak De Phatte” … After winning the Miss Universe title, Harnaaz Sandhu from India was the first to say this. Harnaaz of Chandigarh, who brought India’s name to worldwide fame, ended a 21-year drought, because Bollywood actress Lara Dutta became Miss Universe in 2000 before her. The 70th Miss Universe pageant was held in Israel on December 12. Beauties from 79 countries participated in this, but leaving everyone behind with her beauty, intelligence, mental strength and punctual response, Harnaaz won the title of Miss Universe. The Miss Universe finalist was Miss Paraguay Nadia Ferreira and the second finalist was Miss South Africa Lalela Maswane. Harnaaz got a Bollywood ticket as soon as she became Miss Universe. Now you will start receiving offers for movies.
Yes, if we look at the history so far, this is what has happened. Beauty queens who have won titles by participating in beauty pageants like Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth, and Miss India definitely turn to Bollywood. Or rather, as soon as you wear your beauty crown, you start getting movie deals. Bollywood actresses like Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, and Diana Hayden are good examples. By the way, the credit for winning the title by participating in a global beauty pageant goes to Sushmita Sen. She won the title at the 43rd Miss Universe pageant held in the Philippines in 1994. Before her, no Indian woman had ever won this title at the Miss Universe competition, whereas this competition had been held 41 times before.
Harnaaz Sandhu has started acting in movies even before winning the Miss Universe title.
In the true sense, the attention of the Indian people towards the beauty pageant came only after Sushmita Sen became Miss Universe and Aishwarya Rai became Miss World. In 1994, Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World title. After this, in 1997, Diana Hayden won the Miss World title. In 1999, Yukta Mukhi won the title of Miss India and Miss World. India revolutionized its beauty pageant in 2000. This year, not one or two, but three great titles arrived in its country. This year, Dia Mirza created a scandal around the world by winning the title of Miss Asia Pacific, Lara Dutt as Miss Universe and Priyanka Chopra as Miss World. But unfortunately after this, India had to wait a long time for 21 years. This year, Harnaaz Sandhu ended the drought by winning the Miss Universe title.
By the way, let us tell you that unlike the rest of the beauty queens, Harnaaz Sandhu already started acting in movies before winning the title. Along with his studies and preparing for the pageant, he has also worked on many films. He has worked in many films such as the Punjabi film ‘Yara Diya Pu Baran’ and ‘Bai Ji Kuttange’. She is considered a very good actress. From the age of 10 he began to be interested in theater and acting. His acting guru, Professor Mohit, thinks he shows his facial expressions very well. Once, in the play ‘Gulaab Ya Tezaab’ staged at the Punjab University Youth Festival, Chandigarh, Harnaaz performed in such a way that the judges and the audience began to cry after seeing her. Not only this, he also received the award for best performance.
Let’s meet those beauty queens who turned to Bollywood after winning the title in a beauty pageant.
1. Beauty Queen: Sushmita Sen
Title – Miss Universe
Debut Film- Dastak
Sushmita Sen, who won the Miss Universe title in 1994, made her Bollywood debut in 1996 with the movie ‘Dastak’. After this, he appeared in such films as ‘Biwi Number One’, ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ and ‘Main Hoon Na’, and he suddenly walked away from the film industry. During this, he adopted two children and focused his attention on their upbringing. Last year on Disney Plus Hotstar, she made a huge comeback in the acting world with the web series ‘Arya’. The second season of this web series, which aired recently, is also generating a lot of popularity. In this, his strong performance is being praised everywhere.
2. Beauty Queen: Aishwarya Rai
Title – Miss World
Debut Film – Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya
Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World title in 1994 at just 20 years old. He made his Bollywood debut in 1997 with ‘Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya’. After this’ Aa Ab Laut Chalen ‘,’ Devdas’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Taal’, ‘Josh’, ‘Mohabbatein’, ‘Dhoom 2’, ‘Guru’, ‘Raavan’, ‘Bunty Aur Babli ” and ‘Fanne Khan’ have appeared in films. In 2007, the actress married Abhishek Bachchan, the son of century megastar Amitabh Bachchan. They have a daughter named Aaradhya.
3. Beauty Queen: Priyanka Chopra
Title – Miss World
Debut Movie – Hero
Priyanka Chopra won the Miss World title in 2000 at just 18 years old. In 2003 he made his Bollywood debut with the movie ‘Hero’. After this he made ‘Andaz’, ‘Aitraaz’, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’, ‘Krrish’, ‘Don’, ‘Barfi’, ‘Gunday’, ‘Mary Kom’, ‘Dostana’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘The Sky. He has worked in many great films such as ‘Is Pink’ and ‘Fashion’. After this, he has worked on many TV shows and movies in Hollywood. Priyanka is married to American pop singer Nick Jonas.
4. Beauty Queen: Lara Dutta
Title – Miss Universe
Debut Film – Andaz
About 21 years ago in 2000, Lara Dutta won the Miss Universe title. In 2003 he made his Bollywood debut with the movie ‘Andaz’. After this it was like ‘Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost’, ‘Khaki’, ‘Masti’, ‘Aan: Man at Work’, ‘No Entry’, ‘Bhagam Bhag’, ‘Partner’, ‘Housefull’, ‘Sing is Bling ‘. It has appeared in movies. Lara has appeared in the role of Indira Gandhi in the recently released Akshay Kumar film ‘Bell Bottom’. His performance in this has been highly praised.
5. Beauty Queen: Manushi Chhillar
Title – Miss World
Debut Film – Prithviraj
Manushi Chillar, a resident of Haryana, participated in a beauty pageant held in China in 2017. Here she won the Miss World title by winning the competition among 118 beauties due to her beauty and talent. Manushi will make his Bollywood debut with the movie ‘Prithviraj’ which will be released next year. She will be seen alongside Akshay Kumar in this film. In the movie, she will appear in the role of Sanyogita.