Miss World Manushi Chillar says she has not shut doors for Bollywood as she believes there is an actor in her.
Manushi was crowned Miss World at a grand event in China last year.
“I sense an actor in me. Being a doctor and an actor is very similar. My father would always tell me, to be a good doctor you have to be a good actor because fifty per cent of the patients are cured by the way you make them feel,” Manushi told.
“You do have a role-playing to do when you’re a doctor. Even as a Miss World you have to roleplay sometimes, when you look at some people you feel like breaking down but you’ve to smile and spread happiness. So of course I know I am a good actor,” she added.
When asked, how many films offers she has refused so far, Manushi said, “I haven’t said no to any opportunity. It’s more of a wait. I need to fulfil certain responsibilities right now. I’ll take the Bollywood decision when it’s the right time.”
“For a girl behind specs, in her room reading books, to come in front of the camera, expected to have an opinion about things, a lot has changed. But I’m enjoying.”
“It takes a lot of self-belief to be Miss World. As Miss World, you are a face for beauty with a purpose. You can’t just be beautiful. You have to have the zeal and courage to pursue the purpose. It is not easy to visit an area which is, say, hit by a natural calamity, you have to be with the people, not break down but empathise.”
Manushi is now gearing up to be a judge for Miss India 2018, scheduled to happen on June 19.
“I felt so nostalgic when I spoke to the contestants, I realised I was one of them. I can understand what’s going on their mind when they’re giving a particular answer. As a judge, I can see through them. Now that I’m here, I’m also looking at them through the eyes of the Miss World organisation,” she added.