Actress Genelia D’Souza set the stage on fire at the Femina Miss India event at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. In a shining silver mini dress and matching platform boots and chunky drop black square earrings, she performed a hot number on stage to rapturous applause.
Previous Miss India World Priyanka Chopra also provided huge entertainment pieces during the evening, which was hosted by R Madhavan and Malaika Arora Khan. Amongst the judges at the event were Madhur Bhandarkar, Ajay Devgan, previous Miss India Universe Sushmita Sen, Asin and Deepika Padukone.
The winners were Ekta Chaudhary from Delhi who is now Femina Miss Universe, Shriya Kishore who is now Miss India Earth and Pooja Chopra who is now Miss India World. The girls are looking at a bright future. Previous winners of the Femina Miss India competition have included Sayali Bhagat, Tanushree Dutta, Neha Dhupia, Celina Jaitley, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Diya Mirza, Gul Panag and of course Aishwarya Rai.
Questions were immediately asked about whether the new crop of winners would be soon finding their way to Bollywood. “Please do not ask us about Bollywood for the next year until we have completed our mission of bringing back the international crowns,” replied Pooja Chopra. “I don’t think acting is very easy,” added Ekta Chaudhary, “It’s a tough job and I don’t think I know to act. It’s too early for me to think about it.”
The winners now move on to represent India in their respective international contests, Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Earth.