Mani Ratnam who gave break to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or the father of launches Karan Johar, or Manushi's favourite actor Aamir Khan or an unkown debutant?!, let’s see who can give break to Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar in Bollywood as we trace the journey of our other five Indian Miss World in Bollywood - Reita Faria, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Yukta Mookhey and Diana Haydon.
The glittering industry of Bollywood – owes a lot to our lovely Miss Worlds who made India proud. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra are the biggest testimonies on how the winners of the biggest beauty pageant have transformed from Miss World into international icons and one of the greatest global stars by entering Bollywood.
Diva’s like Nutan and Zeenat Aman from the golden era spearheaded this movement were winners of Indian beauty pageant Miss India entered Bollywood and made their mark, the milestones achieved by Nutan and Zeenat Aman will remain incomparable as we peep into the bollywood debuts of our Miss Worlds.
Things in Indian fashion and movie industry went global in 1994. It was a double whammy when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was crowned Miss World and Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe title. However, Aishwarya managed to remain a darling for the shutterbugs since her win and found much appreciation from the west with titles like the most beautiful women on earth, which still gets repeated.
Mani Ratnam gave Aishwarya her silver screen break in the 1997 epic Tamil political drama IRUVAR in which she played a double role. As Aishwarya was making her mark, Diana Hayden won the Miss India crown in 1997, Diana made her silver screen debut in the movie TEHZEEB helmed by noted film critic turned filmmaker Khalid Mohammad.
The late 90’s had the world of beauty pageant bowing to Indian charm with Yukta Mookhey bagging the coveted title in 1999. However the Hyderabad born had a forgettable debut on single screen. Yukta debuted with an item number in the Tamil film POOVELLAM UN VASAM.
Priyanka Chopra charmed the millennium 2000 with the Miss World title, born in Jamshedpur ( that time in Bihar) in 1982, Priyanka made her silver screen debut in the Tamil film THAMIZHAN in which director Majith made his debut.
However India’s first Miss World Reita Faria ( Miss World 1996)refused modeling and films and instead concentrated on medical studies, she is reportedly settled in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband, endocrinologist David Powell.
We all know that winning a beauty pageant is considered to be a ticket to Bollywood for the winner a free passport to become an actress. Going by the records, India’s Miss Worlds have made their debut in Tamil starting with Mani Ratnam launching Aishwarya Rai, it can be a possibility that the maverick genius can launch Manushi Chhillar in his next or the father of launches or ( star kid launches) Karan Johar may give her a break for a change and shut the mouth of the people who troll him for supporting nepotisms. Or she comes with a debutant director.
However Manushi desires to be a surgeon, but who knows the glitter and glamour can cast its spell on her. Who will be the lucky filmmaker that will give Manushi Chhillar her ticket to Bollywood and groom the future Priyanka Chopra or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Or she just says thanks, but no, thanks to Bollywood and lives a life as our first winner Reita Faria?.
Here is the catch, in July 2017, when quipped on her favorite co -star if she enteres Bollywood, Manushi expressed her desire to work with Aamir Khan, Timesnow has quoted her saying, “ Aamir Khan. His movies have a meaning and they touch the nerve of society. His roles are also very different and interesting.”.
Hmmm. Mani Ratnam, Karan Johar or Aamir Khan.. keep guessing who will announce Manushi Chhillar is the future Priyanka Chopra or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the making?!!