02 junho 2010
Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta eyes Bollywood
By Dibyojyoti Baksi
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Miss India Universe 2010 Ushoshi Sengupta is quite forthright about her future plans and says her ultimate aim is to become an actress.
"This would be a cliche to say that I don't want to be an actress. I have grown up thinking of being an actress. I want to do a film with Shah Rukh Khan and given a chance, I would like to do a film like 'Main Hoon Na'," Sengupta, 21, told IANS in an interview.
Sengupta, who won the coveted title of 'I Am She' Miss India Universe 2010 at a gala event Friday, says she is is proud of the fact that she would represent India in the Miss Universe 2010 contest to be held August 23 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.
"Everyone says that this is a journey, but for me this is the destination and trust me, the feeling of reaching this destination is amazing. When I participated in this contest, I was not thinking of the goal, I was thinking that I have to do it. I must and I will," Sengupta maintained.
"I am so proud to believe that I am going to represent India. I got this opportunity and will make the most of it," she added.
A humanities graduate from Kolkatta's St Xavier's, Sengupta said she is dying to go back home to meet her parents and friends. Her father is an ex-Indian Air Force officer and is presently working with the State Bank of India while her mother is a homemaker.
"Kolkata is waiting for me. My parents and friends are super excited. My inbox is inundated with mails, my mobile is buzzing every minute and Facebook has been flooded with messages. To know what's love, you have to be in Kolkata," said Sengupta.
Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen's production company Tantra Entertainment has been awarded the India franchise by the Miss Universe Organisation from this year to annually select a participant for the event