Manushi Chhillar recalls winning Miss World title 3 years ago; says, ‘It was an absolute honour to bring back the crown to India’

Manushi Chhillar won the Miss World title in 2017 on this day. She became the sixth Indian who won the Miss World title. Now, she has bagged the role of Sanyogita in Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj Chauhan. Manushi Chhillar remembered her big win 3 years ago in an interview with IANS. She said, “It was an absolute honour for me to bring back the Miss World crown to India three years back. It was a really proud and humbling moment for me to win it for my country. It is an extremely competitive event and everyone participates to win but I’m glad I made so many friends there.” She also shared her favourite moment from Miss World. She said, “For me, there were many highlights (from the night) but my favourite would be hearing everyone scream India on the final night!”

“I love our tradition and culture and the Miss World platform gave me an opportunity to showcase it to the entire world. It was amazing to see the other participants dance on my country’s song and throughout our time there, they would request me to play Sanjay Leela Bhansali ji’s ‘Nagada sang dhol’ and try to dance on it. I love that song and wanted to perform on something that was folk and had a hint of the movies, because everyone recognises Bollywood internationally, ” she added. Manushi also revealed that she made a lot of friends while she was competing for Miss World and shared those beautiful memories. She said, “I’ve always loved being on stage but more than what happens on stage, it’s about what happens throughout the month that we spend together and those days will always be cherished. I made friends, gave my voice to subjects I felt closely for and participated in events like fundraisers, marathon, and celebrated the feeling and spirit of being one world. That month has not only deepened my belief in myself but also changed my life.”

Earlier, in an interview, Manushi Chhillar spoke about her character Sanyogita in Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj Chauhan. She said, “It is a huge honour to have been chosen by a production house like Yash Raj Films as their heroine! I’m thoroughly happy and thrilled about the learnings that I will have through this journey. My life, so far, has really been a fairy tale. From becoming Miss India and then Miss World to now getting such a big project as my debut film, it’s like a new, exciting chapter of my life.” In the same interview, she also added, “It is a huge responsibility to play princess Sanyogita. She was a powerful personality and she stood up for what is right and took the most important decisions of her life by herself. Her life is an extremely important chapter in Indian history and I will try my best to play her as accurately as possible.”

(With inputs from IANS)

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