A Missing Passport Could Have Changed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan And Sushmita Sen’s Destiny!

Believe it or not but if things didn’t fall in place in time, Sushmita Sen would have never won the Miss Universe 1994 crown

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A Missing Passport Could Have Changed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan And Sushmita Sen’s Destiny!
Destiny has its own way of playing out. Isn’t it? Wonder what would have happened if Aishwarya Rai Bachchan represented India in Miss Universe and Sushmita went in for Miss World pageant? Confused right? But this had almost happened.

In a recent interview with Rajeev Masand, Sushmita revealed that her passport got misplaced a few days before she was supposed to leave for her Miss Universe pageant and how angry she was when it was told to her that she can represent the country in the Miss World pageant instead of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Sushmita Sen

When Rajeev Masand asked her, "Apparently a couple of days before you were meant to leave for Miss Universe, you lost your passport" Sushmita replied, "Correction, I'm glad you asked. No, I didn't lose it, it was given to Anupama Verma, then a very famous model and was also a coordinator for events. She had my passport for a show in Bangladesh and she needed it for some ID proofing. So I very confidently told Miss India at that time, 'Don't worry, my passport is safe with Anupama Verma.' She couldn't find it, she did take responsibility for it and said 'I don't know what I've done', but the timing of it was scary because I had to then go crying to my dad. I said I don't know what to do and my family wasn't from one of those well-connected networking people."

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Rajeev went on to ask, "I heard that they actually told you, 'You go for Miss World and Aishwarya go for Miss Universe'." Sushmita stated, "I was very angry because you win something and rightfully so, you're not requesting it. So now we have to come together and ensure that it gets done. It's easy to say now we can't find it, the passport is lost and Miss World is in November, so you go later, we will figure out your passport till then."

Sen added, "I only cried in front of my father and I said that 'Baba I am not going for anything else. I rightfully deserve to go for this. So if I can't go, nobody else will go'. That's it and my father was like let me see what I can do and I will go on record to say that Mr Rajesh Pilot gave him all the support to get that passport and he himself went to say 'Look, she's representing our country so we got to aide this process instead of delay it.' And you better believe it that I went for Miss Universe, we know that."

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