Achieved less than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra? When Sushmita Sen hit back with classy reply
The three stunning women, Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen and Priyanka Chopra have made the nation proud by winning beauty pageants, before they landed their first big break in the film industry.
While Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the Miss World title in 1994. Six years later, Priyanka Chopra was crowned Miss World in 2000.
The three actresses have achieved milestones and have rightly grown individually. A few years ago, Sushmita found herself in a tricky situation at a media interaction.
The Main Hoon Na actress was pitted against Aishwarya and Priyanka, as a journalist questioned her about achieving 'less' than them. However, Sushmita's graceful reply won the hearts of the audience.
Talking about Aishwarya and Priyanka, a journalist asked Sushmita, "Unhone bada kuch haasil kiya. Aapne thoda kum haasil kiya unke hisaab se (They have achieved a lot. You have achieved lesser, as compared to them)."
The actress replied, "Bohot kum! In fact, Priyanka Chopra ne jo humare liye kiya hai, bohot kum logon ne kiya hai (A lot lesser! In fact, what Priyanka Chopra has done for us, very few people have). She has made us very, very proud."
Further, when the journalist continued to prod Sushmita and asked her to comment on the ‘two women who were crowned Miss Universe after her' (incorrectly referring to Aishwarya and Priyanka), she gently corrected him by saying, "Ji, mere baad Lara Dutta bani hai, aur uske baad unfortunately humein koi Miss Universe mili nahi ab tak. Magar milegi, ab milegi, kyunki humara waqt aa gaya hai (After me, Lara Dutta won Miss Universe and unfortunately, we have not had a Miss Universe since then. But we will get one now because our time has come). As you can see, from the Olympics to everywhere else, we are going to win."
Sushmita’s acting comeback after five years is in the form of the Disney+ Hotstar web series, Aarya.