I’m very fond of you and glad that you’ve become a renowned face in the industry. Do you miss anything about the days when you earned titles at beauty pageants? — Rinku Mehta (Baroda)
Frankly speaking, Miss India wasn’t really something that helped me grow. It wasn’t something that became my stepping stone. It was an experience. That’s all it was for me. I was in my third year. So it was just my finals that I was keen on preparing for. It was not like I participated in Miss India and later started doing a lot of projects altogether. Instead, I totally stopped doing everything after that until I started doing films. And the beauty pageant has been purely an experience of different sorts. It hasn’t been something which made me feel like, ‘Oh, now I think I have it in me and I should go and try different things’.