April 1, 2023

Harnaaz Sandhu: I share a lot of respect and love for Shah Rukh Khan – Exclusive! – Times of India

Harnaaz Sandhu made India proud as she brought home the Miss Universe crown after 21 long years after Lara Dutta’s win in 2000. In an exclusive interaction with ETimes, Harnaaz revealed that she never never imagined she would come into pageants and that it happened accidentally at the age of 17 when she got inspired from Sushmita Sen, Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta. She realised she wants to inspire people just like the Bollywood actresses have been doing.

When Harnaaz was crowned Miss Universe, Bollywood stars came out in support of her pouring in congratulatory messages. Time and again, Harnaaz too has expressed her passion for acting. So is Bollywood on the cards for her anytime soon? “I don’t know what would happen, because I am a person who never plans life. But given a chance, I would love to be a part of it, because that has been my dream. I am an actor by profession, I’ve done theatre from the last 5 years. I have a vision of influencing people and breaking stereotypes of what women are and what they can be, and that can happen through acting. Because in today’s times, people get so intimidated, so influenced by movies. That’s the way I can influence people and inspire them by following my passion, just doing the best for the society,” Harnaaz said.

When asked if there is any particular actor or director she would like to debut with, she said, “Given a chance, I am excited to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I love the way he works, I love the quality, the art, the feeling and the depth of each and every detail that’s in his movies and his work. I have mentioned this before, I share a lot of respect and love for Shah Rukh Khan. The amount of hard work he has done and is still doing, it’s never enough I think. But he has always stayed grounded, he has always managed the success. And the way he has been talking in every interview, that really inspired me, that it’s just about your attitude that takes you places. He is a wonderful artist and a wonderful human being.”

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