The former Miss Universe winners, Sushmita sen (1994) and Lara Dutta (2000) have posted loving Instagram posts that congratulate Harnaaz Sandhu for bringing the title of Miss Universe back to India after 21 years.
What makes the win so special is that Harnaaz was born in the same year when Lara had worn the crown. Harnaaz is being known as destiny’s child.
Sushmita Sen, who has made a comeback to the limelight in the web series ‘Aarya’ By Ram Madhvani posted to pictures of Harnaaz and wrote: “#yehbaat ‘Har Hindustani Ki Naz” Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu #MissUniverse2021 #INDIAAAAAA Soooooo proud of you!!!! Congratulations @harnaazsandhu_03.”
She also added: “Thank you for representing India so beautifully, for bringing back the Miss Universe Crown to India after 21 years (by a 21-year-old, you were destined). May you enjoy every moment of learning & sharing this incredible global platform @missuniverse will provide you … MAY YOU REIGN SUPREME!!!”
Lara, also shared a picture of Harnaaz and wrote: “My dearest @harnaazsandhu_03 , when I spoke to you yesterday, you promised me that ‘it will be worth it’!! YOU are worth all your triumphant glory and much, much more!! You had an unshakeable belief in yourself and JUST KNEW, you were born for this!! You were born in the year I won Miss Universe!!!”
She then added: “That’s how long we’ve waited for you to come along and lift that crown once more for India!! Perhaps, it was destined!! I know what lies in store for you, and I wish you a glorious reign!! May this only be the start of the heights you will scale! God bless you, my heartiest congratulations to your parents and family! The universe now is your oyster. OUR STAR!”
With Harnaaz winning the 70th edition of Miss Universe, India has 10 title wins at the Big Four international beauty pageants.
(With inputs from IANS)