Sit With Hitlist: How did Sushmita Sen end her eight-year hiatus? By calling three streamers and telling them that she wants to lead a project
- “Once a Miss Universe, always a Miss Universe,” insists Sushmita Sen
- Sushmita personally made phone calls to various streaming platforms to ask for work
- After making her comeback with Aarya, Sushmita took on the lead role in Taali
“Once a Miss Universe, always a Miss Universe,” insists Sushmita Sen, who won the coveted international title about 30 years ago. A life-changing moment, and there has been no looking back for this powerful woman. In our latest Sit With Hitlist conversation with Mayank Shekhar, Sushmita Sen talks about various aspects of her life, including the one which we are never tired of hearing – how she became Miss Universe.
She acted in a bunch of films post her pageant win, but took a long break after becoming a mother for the second time. How did she make her comeback with Aarya? Sushmita says she personally made phone calls to various streaming platforms to ask for work. “I called up the head of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar, and said, ‘My name is Sushmita Sen, I’m an actor, used to be one anyway, and I’d like to come back to work,” she reveals.
Are there multiple reasons why she stayed away from acting for so long? “If you don’t go and observe life, participate in it, you don’t become a better actor,” Sushmita insists.
After making her comeback with the OTT project, Aarya, Sushmita took on the lead role in another show – Taali – where she portrayed a real-life transgender person – Gauri Sawant. But could someone else from that gender been a better choice for that role? “I was not okay with Taali, till I heard Gauri Sawant wants me,” she reveals.
Was Donald Trump her boss at some point in her life? Why did Sushmita tear up while describing the moment she looked at her father’s face after winning Miss India? Catch the many moods of this enigmatic beauty on Sit With Hitlist – full video out on November 18.