Sushmita Sen Become Miss India:
Miss Universe 1994: Sushmita Sen won ‘Miss India’ wearing a gown whose fabric was purchased from Sarojini Nagar. Sushmita Sen admitted with no regrets that the gown she wore while winning Miss India was made from a cloth piece bought from Sarojini Nagar in Delhi.
Sushmita Sen, who was crowned ‘Miss India’ in 1994, actually wore a gown stitched together from a fabric bought from Sarojini Nagar, a flea market located in Delhi. Sushmita disclosed this fact in an interview with late actor Farooq Shaikh on his show ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’.
The video is now going viral on social media. Sushmita can be clearly heard telling Shaikh in the video,
“We didn’t have enough money to afford designer outfits. We needed four costumes. We were middle-class people and we knew our restrictions.”
Sen didn’t stop at that and went on to talk about how her mother gave her the confidence to carry the gown.
“My mother said, ‘So what? They are not going to look at your clothes, they are going to look at you.’ So we bought a piece of fabric from Sarojini Nagar market. Downstairs, in the garage, there was a local tailor who made petticoats. We gave him the material and said, ‘This will come on TV, make a good dress.’ He made my winning gown out of that fabric and my mother made a rose out of the remaining fabric. We bought brand new black socks, cut it, put elastic in it and then I wore them as gloves.”
“The day I won Miss India wearing that gown was a very big day for me. You don’t need money to get what you want, your intention should be right,”
Sushmita could be heard talking in the video. Sushmita was accompanied by her parents on the show.
Have a look at the video here:
Sushmita Sen defeated Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as she won the Miss Universe title in 1994 and became the first to do so from India. Despite the fact that Aishwarya lost to Sushmita in a beauty contest, she still emerged a big winner when it comes to a career in the film industry.