We are middle class people: Sushmita Sen

The actor shared her 1994 Miss India gown was sewn by a local tailor

Entertainment Desk April 16, 2020

Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen, who won Miss India and Miss Universe crown in 1994, is still ruling the hearts. She keeps on updating her fans with her daily activities on her social media handle. She also treats people with her pictures or workout videos with beau Rohman Shawl.

Amidst all these, a video of her is surfacing on the internet wherein Sushmita can be seen talking about her 1994 winning gown, she wore for Miss India.

In a conversation with late actor Farooq Shaikh in the show Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai, Sushmita revealed how her Miss India winning gown was actually sewn by a local tailor because she hailed from a middle-class family. The actor also added that she was not in a position to afford four different outfits for her big day.


“We did not have so much money to afford designer gowns on stage; we were supposed to wear four different costumes. We were middle-class people and we knew our restrictions. My mother said, ‘So what? They are not going to look at your clothes, they are going to look at you.’ So we went shopping at Sarojini Nagar market (a flea market in Delhi). Downstairs, in the garage, there was a local tailor who made petticoats. We gave him the material and told him, ‘This will come on TV, so do a good job.’ He made my winning gown out of that fabric, and my mother made a rose out of the remaining fabric,” she said.

For her gloves, Sushmita revealed that they cut up socks, added some elastic and voila! “The day I won Miss India wearing that gown was a very big day for me. I realised that you don’t need money to get what you want; your intention should be right,” she said.

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