May 7, 2013

Miss India-World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon Interview


Despite being inspired by beauty pageant winner-turned Bollywood heroines like Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai, Miss India-World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon says she will not be influenced by any of them as icons.

"I have been inspired by them in their own unique ways though I do not follow their acting styles or consider them as icons. They are all beautiful women I looked upto but when it comes to giving expressions and portraying a character, they have their individual styles," Dhillon told from Mumbai today.

The doe-eyed girl, preparing for the global pageant to be held in Indonesia later this year, named Madhur Bhandarkar as among the ones she would love to work with.

"I was simply struck by the two films 'Fashion', which realistically brings to the fore the fashion world and 'Chandni bar'," the model-turned-beauty queen said.

"Besides I would definitely want to work with names like Karan Johar, Imtiaaz Ali, Vishal Bharabwaj, Anurag Kayshyap, Deepa Mehta, Madhur Bhandarkar, Zoya Akhtar, should I name all! This is unfair as there will be many more," she said.

However, asserting she would now give 200 per cent for making the country proud at Sentul International Convention Center in Indonesia where the winner of last year's pageant will crown the 2013 Miss World and consider film career only later on, Navneet said, "I intend to get back the Miss World crown, ending the years' long drought."

Navneet, who had pledged to work towards ending female foeticide and harassment of women after winning the PFMI crown, said in most places women are treated as second class citizens and even before participating for miss India pageant, she had turned up in a few short movies based on this issue.

Sobhita Dhulipala and Zoya Afroz were the two runners up in the Ponds Femina Miss India (PFMI) 2013.