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Sushmita Sen Shares That Her Miss India Win Was Unexpected, Says, ‘Representing Your Country…’

Sushmita Sen is known for her exceptional personality and bucket of talents, which sets her as an epitome of inspiration. The diva started her journey in the showbiz world when she won the Miss India pageant in 1993, and thereafter, at the mere age of 18, bagged the crown for Miss Universe 1994. Apart from that, Sushmita has established herself as an exceptional gem in the film industry, and is known to be one of the most phenomenal actresses of her generation.

Sushmita Sen recalls her Miss India win to be quite unexpected

In a recent interview with Bollywood Bubble, Sushmita Sen recalled the momentous occasion of her Miss India and, subsequently, Miss Universe win. The diva mentioned that in the first place, she never expected to win at the Miss India level. However, when she won the next level, that was the first time when she learnt about the value of representing one’s own country at such a prestigious level. Elaborating more on her journey, Sushmita mentioned:

“I won Miss India, which I wasn’t expecting. And now comes the big onus of representing your country at Miss Universe, where India has never won before. So, you already have people saying ‘The best of the best have gone there and have not got it, where will this girl go.’ And, I’m thinking once in a lifetime opportunity. I want to go there wearing ‘India’ and comeback with something that no one has ever done before. I want to be India’s first. And that was driving enough force where just mummy, daddy, me and my brother were supporting me at that time.”

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When Sushmita opened up about her battle with Addisons disease

In the same interview, Sushmita had opened up about her unheard tales of struggle with the auto-immune condition of Addisons disease. She mentioned that she was diagnosed back in 2014, and the only medication prescribed for her condition was high doses of steroids. However, the diva mentioned that her health condition not only took a toll on her personal life, but also made a huge dent in her professional career.


When Sushmita recalled her struggle to adopt her daughter, Renee

For the unversed, Sushmita had made headlines when she decided to adopt her daughter, Renee at a very young age. Recollecting the same, Sushmita, in her previous interview with Tweak India, she mentioned how it was a tough battle at the court, and credited her father for convincing the judge.

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When Sushmita revealed that her daughters, Renee and Alisah don’t need a father in their lives

In her previous interview with Siddharth Kannan, Sushmita Sen had revealed that her daughters, Renee and Alisah do not miss having a father in their lives. The former Miss Universe added that they have no feelings for someone whom they never had in their lives. Sharing her daughter’s reaction to the possibility of her getting married, Sushmita mentioned:

“They don’t miss having a father figure because they have never had a father. You only miss what you have. And now, when I suggest to them that I should get married, they will be like, ‘What? For what? I don’t want a father’. But I may want a husband, it may have nothing to do with you! They don’t miss a father. They have Tata, my father and their grandfather. He is everything for them. Anytime they need to have a father figure and a great example, he is the man.”


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